Posted by: maureenc | November 3, 2007

Goodbye Ken

You can shed tears that he is gone,or,you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
or,you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
or, you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or,you can be happy for tomorrow
because of yesterday!

You can remember him and only that he’s gone,
or you can cherish his memory
and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back;
or,you can do what he’d want:
Smile,open your eyes,love and go on.

(Author unknown)

On Wednesday morning, October 31, Ken,my dear husband of forty-six years
lost his fight with Prostate Cancer.
He will be greatly missed.



  1. Maureen I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss–I have been thinking about you for several days now and wondering how Ken was.
    Please know that my heartfelt thoughts go out to you at this sad time.
    God bless

  2. Maureen, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts go to you in this sad time.

  3. Maureen, I only know you through this blog, but always looked forward to reading what was happening in KenMaurs corner of the world, I am so sorry that a part of that corner is now gone.

  4. Hi Maureen,

    I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss. I have been thinking of you these past few weeks. Be good to yourself.



  5. Maureen,
    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  6. Maureen, my heart breaks for you. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your best friend, your companion, and obviously the love of your life. I wish you much strength and comfort. Be well!

  7. Oh Maureen, I’m so sorry. I hope all your happy memories are a comfort in the days to come.

  8. Maureen, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing that heartfelt poem – it’s such a wonderful way to remember

  9. Maureen, so very sorry for your loss. I share my own comfort poem in the hope it helps

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.
    (authorship disputed – possibly Mary Frye)

  10. Maureen, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dearest Maureen,

    Thinking of You, and feeling for You, and your family, so very, very much.

    Much Love,


  12. I’m so saddened by your loss Dear Maureen. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Loving Hugs,

  13. So sorry to hear Ken is gone,Maureen. My thoughts are with you and your family… take care of yourself during this time of sorrow.

  14. Maureen I too want to say I am sorry to hear that you have lost Ken. My thoughts are with you

  15. Dearest Maureen,
    I am saddened by your loss, thinking of you and the family.

  16. Maureen, because I haven’t been reading blogs much for many weeks, I only just learned that your husband died. May you find comfort in your family, your beautiful home, and your art. Thank you for the poem. My husband is 83 and declining, so I’ve saved it for the time when I will need it. Please accept my warm condolences, belatedly.



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