Jun 24, 2009

Johnny Mac

My cousin, John Dougherty, died one year ago today from Melanoma. I can't believe it has been an entire year. PLEASE wear sunscreen EVERY day and PLEASE see your dermatologist regularly.
Below is a poem that his good friend, Tiffany, read at his memorial service. I absolutely love it.
We miss you John.

Now that I'm gone,

remember me with a smile and laughter.

And if you need to cry,

cry with your brother or sister

who walks in grief beside you.

And when you need me,

put your arms around anyone

and give to them

what you need to give to me.

There are so many

who need so much.

I want to leave you something.

Something much better

than words or sounds.

Look for me

in the people

I've known and loved or helped

in some special way.

Let me live in your heart

as well as your mind.

You can love me most

by letting your love

reach out to our loved ones.

By embracing them

and living in their love.

Love does not die,

people do.

So, when all that's left of me is love,

give me away as best you can.

-Author Unknown

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Hey girl! Thanks for coming by my blog! That poem was sooo sweet...I'm sorry about your cousin...I hope you're family is all doing good!!

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