In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Charlie
Ours from July 13, 2006 to February 25, 2021
~At Heaven’s Gate~
We would have carried you to heaven if we could have.
We would have wrapped you in our arms, then step by step we would have told you stories of all our yesterdays, of memories created, a journey shared, of lives, our lives, filled with laughter and love, a passion, an energy, yet a softness that soothed our souls.
Visions would have danced in our heads remembering the very moment that made your heart ours and ours yours.
You, a companion, a friend, a partner, a teacher, a listener, a student.
We would have thanked you for all you gave, your heart was big and your soul radiant.
We would have thanked you for sharing your life with us.
We would have reflected on our journey, our family, our friends.
As the time grew closer we would have held you tightly as if to never let you go.
We would have kissed you “Good Night” and then very carefully handed you over at heaven’s gate.
We would have told you, “It’s okay to go for we will meet again.”
We would have if we could have, but we didn’t have to, you made it on your own, as we can hear you telling stories from heaven above.
The memories and the joy of knowing you live on in our hearts....
Thank you Charlie, for the journey of a lifetime.
God-speed to our beloved Charlie, whose eulogy I will write in the next few days.
(Based on the poem by Teri Kado)