Friday, May 18, 2012


Death ,  you are
no stranger to us.
Yet , today you came, uninvited
and brought no
grace or mercy.

You tore
the hearts and lives
of those who give
grace and mercy
every day
to those who cannot
stand up to you alone. 
Hear this, O death,
you cannot conquer
those whose lives
are already filled
with Grace
and Mercy.
  For, while you may exist,
you are but a moment,
a breath, a step…
a means to a glorious
everlasting life.

Her Life
lives on in our hearts
and in the earthly lives
who will begin anew
because of
her heart
her eyes
her lungs
and life giving spirit
filled with
Grace and Mercy.
Patricia Spreng

Dedicated to Dell, our hospice nurse and precious friend, who shared grace and mercy every day.  Her legacy of a kind and gentle spirit will be remembered and loved by all of us.


  1. Oh if the recipients could read this tribute.

    Death is swallowed up in victory. Love to you, friend. And peace. xoxo

    1. Thank you Sandy... such a sad day.

  2. So very beautiful, Pat. I'm sorry for your loss.


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