*taken from “Grieving Grateful” in memory of and by Linda Rae Collins
*We must believe that beyond the circumstances of life the sun is still there shining beyond the clouds.* Sometimes we just have to hold onto our hope. Sometimes we just have to hold onto what we know. Because that is never lost no matter where we leave it if we leave it in the right hands. And for that I am grateful because I've had these cupped fingertips feeding me from afar and I could swear it was their arms that embraced me from that great distance. And I swear that it was those shoulders that held the head that always kept me in mind. And I swear it was those thoughts that always paved way for the heart that always wished the best of me. Kindred souls never die alone. And on the day you had to go, just know you took me with you. I’ll always be with you. You’ll always be with me.