Some of you will remember praying for my cousin Marilyn and that she died soon after I made the request.

I just heard from Marilyn’s son, who sent me a copy of a handwritten poem that Marilyn left and requested be “passed on to her family and friends.” The poem was read at her memorial service. I thought some of you might like to see it.

Don’t be sad now that I have gone
My love for you will still live on,
All of the things that I hold true
I pass them now from me to you,
The mountains, the lakes, the
                            stars above
And nature’s wonders that I love,
Are yours to enjoy forever free
A passing gift to you from me.

                            Love m. j.