They say that in the mind of God

There are these souls called twins,

Because they love forever

That’s true of her and him.


Young and proudly lonely

Her heart had known no joy

When he came into her life,

This wild and loving boy.


She a small dark beauty

Prim and proper in her ways,

He loved her instantaneously,

Desiring her always.


He taught her how to love

She made a home for him.

She learned from him and he from her

Times often hard and slim.


She gave birth to daughters

Each one unlike the other,

They all grew up together,

Father, daughters, mother.


To worry was her role

Faith and vision his.

Their love sometimes not perfect,

For true love never is.


Times were lean for everyone

Especially those unskilled

So he taught himself upholstery,

Side by side their days were filled.


She sat at the sewing machine

He measured, tacked and drilled.

They built a life for all of them

And became quite skilled.


The girls grew up and soon left home

While Mom and Dad stayed on

Making friends and having fun

Their parenting was done.


They grew mellow as the years rolled by

Savoring the days

They each realized there was no doubt

They would love always.


He had to leave her for awhile

But in her heart she knew

One day they’d be together

For heaven’s rendezvous.


Now they’re reunited

Never more to part,

Twin souls they’ll be forever

Because they share one heart.

                                                                        Sue Falkner Wood

                                                                       For my parents, who lived it.


At her request, this was read by my son Jeff Wood at her funeral.

I added the last two stanzas after she passed away. It gave me so much pleasure knowing she liked it so much. They were both very special people and I will miss them until I see them again one day.


18 thoughts on “Always

    • Lyn, thanks so much. Saw you went to one of your fav restaurants. Hope you had a good day. DD and family bringing take out over here. Lovely, 60 degree day here after two very hot ones, for us. Love ya, Sue

  1. Tonie, thanks for posting this…DOn’t know what I’d do without you for the technical end of this. Much love, Sue

  2. Sue
    How absolutely lovely, great ,wonderful
    Thank you for showing such a beautiful work of words
    My heart soared to read it to the end
    To be read by your son must have been ..well you know how ,I can’t find the words to reveal all that feeling

  3. Sue
    I really think I like this poem more than any of the ones I have read. Perhaps because it involved your heart so much ? Beautiful story. I think all our parents had a nice story to their marriages, even the bad ones. There had to be hope and love involved to begin together. I hope your Mother’s Day was good. And everyone on here. Whether you spent it with other Mother’s or just your families.
    Me , I spent the afternoon mucking out stalls, grooming horses, and ending up sweaty, dirty and smelling like a horse. What better way to spend my day ?

  4. Tonie, I know you were in horse heaven with those chores while also overdoing it. Thanks for your remarks about my heartfelt poem. My Mom always loved it so much. She had to live with over 20 years after Dad died but she did the best she could. Love, Sue

  5. Saw gynaecologist this afternoon
    He says he thinks there’s nowt there and wants me to have another ultrasound…yuk…that’s tonight
    Then see him this Friday
    He won’t do the polyp like before in outpatients..due to sjogrens…and will do day surgery ..but wants to make sure I need it before he gives the anaesthetic
    So he said I had nothing to be concerned about
    So I think I’m relieved or mite be Friday
    hope your relaxing today

    • Chris, how confusing it all is for you. I hope there are not more polyps in the uterus. Perhaps, all of your pain is from the diverticulitis. It is good they are doing tests before anything else, although it is difficult, it is needed. Frustrating for you, I know. Hugs, Sue

    • Alison/rosetint, Always wonderful to hear from you. My Mom and Dad were married over 50 years and began their marriage when she was 15 and he 18. She was always quick to add, “But I was almost 16.” Her mother deserted her and her two brothers when Mom was five and mother never fully got over it. Her Dad was okay but she was basically brought up by her English grandparents. Her Dad had to work to support them and did. Everyone has a story to tell, you know? Love, Sue

  6. Sue
    Did you ever meet your Mom’s grandparents ?
    I am taking a much needed break from chores for a few. Shared a lime popsicle with Ceasar. Lol. Been catching up on rainy day outside work. Hoeing the garden, dusting my potatoes for bugs, planted some more onions. Did some trimming and push mowed in front of Judy’s house. I need to hang some fly catchers at the barn to keep them rd the horses. And on and on…
    Went to the Rheumy yesterday. . Changed my volt arena for Celebrex. Which is good, I like Celebrex. She says it helps more with the Fibro as well. Having huge flares from that. Stress. I know it is.
    It has been COLD here last few days. Warmed up todY, but that wind is still cool. Tomorrow is calling for 82’. Yeah. Next week Judy and I are going to the beach for a few days. Nikki is driving up to see us as well. So should be nice. The sound of the ocean is like a huge Valium to me. So I will be some better when I c9me back.
    I pray all is well with the rest of you. Lyn, hope you are staying warm. BSL, haven’t heard much from you in a while. Hope you are ok.
    Have a blessed day all

  7. Tonie, I am so pleased to hear you and your sis are getting away for a few days. I know how renewing you are by the sea. Let most of that stress sail out, okay? Have a wonderful time, okay? No, I never met my Mom’s grandparents. They were long gone before I was born. So many of my Mom’s very British expressions came from her gran. You have the latest on me from FB but I am pleased you have changed to another NSAID. I pray and hope it helps you. A couple of days of just resting won’t hurt at all. Have a wonderful time seeing your DD and hopefully some of the grands. Much love, Sue

  8. Dear Chris, Alison and all who are not on my FB page, just a quick update. I went in for my transesophageal echocardiogram and had it but was not able to have the cardioversion because they found a blood clot. It would have been dangerous to shock me as I could have had a stroke. We are going to have to do it again in 2 mos. and hope by then the blot has dissipated. Too tired today after long trip to Portland day before yesterday but be back in a couple of days. Love to each of you, my friends and readers. Sue

    • Oh sue what a thing to happen
      Is your throat sore from it ?
      On the blood thinners now hopefully it will go
      They didn’t do that cardio for dh as he had been in af for too long so they did an ablation instead with a pacemaker
      This seems to make you feel better although still in af it doesn’t pass the junction and the pacemaker controls the heartbeat
      It was such a simple thing to do only in overnight

  9. Chris dear, things are done very differently here in the states. I had an ablation 11 years ago for a ventricular problem, SVT’s with tachycardia but my cardiologist told me he rarely uses pacemakers anymore. This works out well for me because they found a clot that could have been dangerous with anything invading the cardio vessels or the heart itself. The cardiac drug he put me on plus the blood thinner are going to help. The cardiac drug is already working, giving me a bit more energy. The muscle problem that has put me through hell these last few months, severely the last 6 weeks, is easing so here is hoping the bone density IV’s I’ve been receiving are the problem and in a couple of months my muscles will completely recover. Love ya and hope your gut gut is better knowing what an everyday battle you and I both have with that particular problem. Sue

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