November 14, 2009

November 14, 2009

An Angel Gets Her Wings

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope you are having a safe and great weekend so far.

I must admit I am having a down day today. While I am normally a very upbeat and outgoing person, today is a very sad day for me. As I wrote in a blog entry earlier this week I recently lost a very close and dear friend of mine named Peaches. Her given name was Evelyn Philips but everyone called her Peaches. Today was her memorial services and unfortunately I was unable to attend her service since I am once again on the road.

Peaches was not only a great activist, community leader and group leader; but a loving and caring friend. We spent many hours together at rallies, meetings, conventions and support group meetings. I will miss her love and friendship terribly. But as a friend once told me as long as a person remains in your heart and mind, they are truly never gone.

So today I am going to keep this entry short and include the words to a song by Reba McEntire called "If I Had Only Known". I will be spending the rest of the day remembering Peaches and all the great times we had together.

Artist: Reba McEntire Song: If I Had Only Known Album: For My Broken Heart

If I had only known
It was the last walk in the rain
I'd keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand
Like a life line to my heart
Underneath the thunder we'd be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain

If I had only known
I'd never hear your voice again
I'd memorize each thing you ever said
And on those lonely nights
I could think of them once more
Keep your words alive inside my head
If I had only known
I'd never hear your voice again

You were the treasure in my hand
You were the one who always stood beside me
So unaware I foolishly believed
That you would always be there
But then there came a day
And I turned my head and you slipped away

If I had only known
It was my last night by your side
I'd pray a miracle would stop the dawn
And when you'd smile at me
I would look into your eyes
And make sure you know my love
For you goes on and on
If I had only known
If I had only known
The love I would've shown
If I had only known

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab