A boardwalk kiss sealed a love to endure
Two walked ahead holding a path secure
Too new to be taken away
From a life, a forever stay.
Seven years of longing and want for what was meant to be
Lonely nights and prayers for no one else to see.
A voice not forgotten or ever felt in taunt
Only a whisper that let her know, he heard her want.
Her words written, released a lonely fear
Knowing he lingered, waiting near.
Her hand held now by the one who knows
How her heart held on until the moment chose.
A boardwalk kiss sealed the love that endured
Two walk ahead together, love freed and insured.
There are people who come into your life and leave a mark that can never be taken away. Katherine was a such a person. The day she walked up to my door and presented me with a plate of brownies (14 years ago) and quickly left was a beginning of something that I had no idea would impact me the way it had.
Katherine has been gone nearly 7 years now. I talked to her about an hour before she met her last day here on earth. That day I walked into her house and saw her work badge and mail of the day laying on the table, knowing it would never be touched by her again was a day, I’ll not forget. Of course, walking by that table without anyone touching it for over 6 months is a bigger mark yet. On a day, when I finally took it upon myself to start closing up her house, I began to know her even better.
The photo is Katherine’s and Scott’s wedding day. I wasn’t there for the wedding, but she told me about it many times. Her love for Scott filled a room and overflowed when she talked about him. Her grief for him, filled the entire world outside their home. I didn’t ever get to know Scott. He had passed away several years before I met Katherine. He was in his 30’s and died of cancer. Their story was in their house, portrayed in so many ways. They will not be forgotten.