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Leland C. Chambliss
5/18/1938    4/22/2009
 

by

Elaine Chambliss on Leland's first anniversary - 4/22/2010

"I Am Still Near"

courtesy of
Oblate Missions
Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate
P.O. Box 659434 (323 Oblate Drive)
San Antonio, TX 78265-9434
 

This poem has provided precious comfort during this first year of my life without my husband, soul mate and companion. It adequately puts into meaningful words the wedded bliss that we enjoyed spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally for 15½ years.

 


 

I Am Still Near
 

Death has taken me from this world,
and though we are apart, I am still near.
All that we meant to each other remains true,
in trust and faith, have no fear.

Keep me always close to your heart!
For I leave with you what no one can steal,
a treasure chest of precious, happy memories;
the tender, love-filled moments we shared,
as well as the challenging times
that brought us closer together.

When you are in need,
speak to me, call my name.
I will come to you with wisdom and light,
to fill your soul with peace,
and to guide you in the pathways that
lead to life forever with our Loving God.

I also offer you this sacred promise;
when I am home in God's embrace,
whenever you call on me,
I will still be present to you,
for neither death nor grave can break the
bonds of love that we on earth once knew.

 

OBLATE MISSIONS
Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate
P.O. Box 659434 • (323 Oblate Drive)
San Antonio, TX 78265-9434
Phone (210) 736-1685 • www.oblatemissions.org