Some things in life do not seem fair
We ask why, we continue to care
Broken hearts will one-day mend
For now the tears will just not end,
How is it that in just a moments time
Things are changed, we don't know why;
Hearts cry for those whose love is known
We try not to leave anyone alone.
No words can express what is on the heart
When loved ones gather to see one part;
Angels among us, hold us in their arms
Keeping us safe from earthly harm.
We pray, Our Savior, He hears our prayers,
Around us, though numb, we know others care;
We look around us at this place
Asking for God's healing embrace,
We'll never leave from here the same,
Tears will be shed at just a name
Spoken in love, in memory of days
Before the sky turned from blue to gray.
Keep warm thoughts upon your heart
Know that no one ever truly parts
They go home to the Father, no more pain
Where the heavens shine even when it rains
To a place that one day we will all come to be
And leave behind our own memory.
Heaven got another angel today
Leaving those on earth to mourn and pray
Memories and thoughts with us will stay
Until the time comes when we too go away.
We do not die, our love still lives on
We're remembered in prayers and in song
Laughter and having fun is never wrong
It is what would be wanted by the one who is gone.
When we loose someone we feel empty inside
We feel lost no matter how hard we try
Remember their love did not truly die
Memories you have you should not hide.
It is okay to look up and even smile
Hold onto the love with elegant style
To cherish each moment like that of a child
They made a part of your life worthwhile
Heaven may have got another angel today
We will mourn the loss, together we'll pray
The love of those gone in our heart will stay
Their memories cannot be taken away.
Nanny would have been 97 today... she was witty, fun and yes, at times, aggravating, but in the end, I'd give anything to hear her say "let's go get a coffee"..or watch her drink her milk & Moxie.... and sit for hours and listen to the stories of her younger years.
She and my Grampy took care of me when my mom, at age 16, gave birth to me, my Nanny was always there for me, and again when my mom died when I was only 13, (my mom being only 30) she was my friend, my counselor, my children's great grandmother and in charge of spoiling them rotten... above all, she was my Nanny and I love her and miss her.....I was truly blessed with a great mom and I know she got that from her mom - my Nanny .... Can still see her sitting there with her Chesterfields (later Virginia Slims) and coffee (had to be a solid white mug with Coffee Mate). Her fun ways live on in my heart to this day.
The past 20+ years, I've been blessed being able to be working as a care-giver or PCA... I have realized that God blessed me with the ability to enjoy the older years of life through that of others. I'd not trade a moment that I shared with my mom or Nanny; and now the moments I get to share with so many other's moms or "Nanny's".
Listen to the stories of your grandparents, parents or elderly friends-you will be amazed by their wisdom and their outlook on life with the many changes they have seen. Treasure each one!
Miss you Nanny and love you always. RIP Amney Flagg Alley
Today would be my Nanny's birthday, she may not be here with us today, but her memory, her laughter, her silly ways, will be remembered always. From her morning cup of coffee (with a cigarette) to her box of donuts and coffee at bedtime, she had a way of making the time in a day filled with many surprises... my children could do no wrong... (never try to discipline your child in front of the great-grandmother-it does not do any good....lol)... She was my Nanny, my "mom" figure after my mom died, my "friend" after I became an adult... and yes, she drove me crazy at times, but I'd do anything to hear her say one more time "you Jack-ass!" Love and memories today Nanny on your (what would be 91st) birthday, gone but NEVER forgotten!
Today Nanny would have been 96
Her love shines on in my daughters eyes
In all our lives, she is in our hearts
Tho our loved ones die, they never part
They never part from memories we know
The love and laughter which they would show
Stays with us wherever we may go
To this day will continue to grow
My nanny was more than that to me
She took over as "mom" when I was a teen
I complained sometimes, was hard to see
But my nanny never gave up on me
My nanny is special to me still today
I still recall the words she would pray
Love of family never goes away
In our hearts it will always stay
written by DeeDee Cooper in memory of
Amney Gwendolyn (Flagg, Cooper) Alley
They go off to war
Come back home safe
Fighting for our freedom
The soldiers brave;
When they return
having done their tour
You would think at home
They would be safe for sure.
Yet after seven tours
and thirty-five years
They're lives are gone
Our country in tears...
Never an incident
Like this should be
To guarding our military?
To leave them unarmed
When their lives they gave
To protect those at home
Truly proud and brave
Crimes like this
truly need to cease
God bless them all.
May they rest in peace.