We remember Mid October

She left us with a smile
it bounced gently
from across the shores
like rays of sun
into our hearts
the lilt of her voice never heard
her giggles spread
far and wide across the pages
that she wrote
she loved chocolate
spreadsheets, lists
rode on bikes
showed us strength
in oh so many ways
and we were taken in
love and admired
her charm that reached out
to us and we were grateful for
her courage and determination

No matter how long or short a life
sadness falls upon us
when we lose those whom we love
mere words not enough to cover
the uniqueness of a life
the joy they brought
the mutual love and friendship

When they are called to travel on
we are left with memories
cherishing the time
we shared their lives
a candle that once burned so brightly
was extinguished without a flicker
and we now remember how brightly it burned
I still hear her giggles, I do
as I listen to the cello play

Dedicated to our Katie (a WP writer) who left our world and those she loved and who loved her October, 2013. We love you, we miss you, we know you are with us still

Copyright JMTacken 7.11.2014

One Lovely Blog Award – from Irish Katie


BANNER – Has disappeared off this Post- Aprologies

To be sure …to be sure  (No I had no idea) I thought I would try to get that resonant Irish tone in there somehow.

Irish you say? What on earth for you may ask? For those of you who have not yet heard of the delightful


Or Katiekins or Katie O ( as I have nick-named her) I would ask you please that you visit.

If you want a post to read that

  1. Will fill your heart with joy, with laughter and sometimes with tears.
  2. Is honest & true (as a writer this is so important).
  3. From a person who takes the time to actually read what you have written and not just hit that like button & make the most wonderful comments.
  4. Is written how she speaks (I’m only guessing here as I heaven’t heard voice).

Then please visit her.  She is the one who has nominated me for this Award and she bestowed it for this post..


So I thank you , for this is a post that means a great deal to me.

And now for the Rules:-

Post the Award somewhere on your blog…. Yes I have

Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog… Yup done that

Tell anywhere from 7 to 10 things about yourself

Oh dear the hard part again…Honesty time

  1. I have 2 gorgeous girls who I wouldn’t trade for the world, but I would have liked another child. (Sanity allowing).   🙂
  2. I use to be 165cm (5′ 5 1/2″).. the half being VERY important. Though as I get older I’m probably 163cm now 🙂
  3. I have hazel coloured eyes.
  4. I had a tummy tuck some years ago and even though it’s not quite the same now,I’m glad that I did it.
  5. I CAN be moody and cranky & throw temper tantrums.
  6. I think I can be funny and make others laugh.
  7. I ADORE the friends and relationships that I have made since blogging.

Nominate anywhere from 3 to unlimited others for the Award – These are people whom I haven’t nominated before.

So please have a peek at their sites and perhaps share your thoughts on them?


Read and you shall know why I have chosen this.


You will smile, smile, smile.


I have only started following, however I am sure what some of you may read you will assimilate with how she writes.

And of course, let the nominees know they have been nominated.. I shall, I shall… give me time this is hard work 🙂

I just wanted to add this link in for Katiekins who posted the below… I thought it beautiful, I am sure you will do too!


PS: Ivonne I shall pick up your gracious Award tonight but for now I have to walk one very impatient pup that I’m minding. 🙂

To all of you – Have a beautiful week-end.