* For Marg with love
For as long as I’ve known you,
you have been a symbol of strength
for me, being brave enough to
carve out a new path for yourself
when you didn’t like the one
that you found yourself on.
You have had to handle a wide mantle
of emotions, but have always been able
to see the good in others and yourself,
even when life made that difficult.
Often, you have reminded me,
with sage words of advice,
which direction I should head in
when I’ve lost my way.
You make such a difference
in all the lives that you touch
and in every life that surrounds yours.
We celebrate you every day,
honouring you and the gift that you are
in all of our lives.
As we come together to honour you,
we celebrate another year
of having you fill our lives with
the gift of joy
that only you can bring.