Our lives go on without you,
But nothing is the same.
We have to hide our heartache when someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you.
Silent are the tears that fall.
Living without you is the saddest part of all.
You did so many things for us.
Your heart was so kind and true,
And when we needed someone,
We could always count on you.
The special years will not return,
When we are all together,
But with the love in our hearts,
You walk with us forever!!!
Today will never come again,
And tomorrow is not promised.
So appreciate who and what you have in your life.
Be a blessing,
Take time to care
Love with all your heart,
And never take anyone for granted.
@Frieda Norma Dela Cruz
Comfort for All Seasons – Volume 1, is a collection of candid, charming and heartfelt poems, essays and quotes of a woman who began to devote herself to writing as a new career after the death of her husband. They say life is a gift and precious. How about death? Is death a gift too? Can life be precious without death? Can life be precious if it is not so fragile, so easily be taken away from us? Can life be precious if it is not so short? If we can live for ever, if life just keeps going on and on, will we treasure the moments? It is clear to Frieda that we treasure the special moments in our lives precisely because they don’t last!
It is in this sense that death is a gift. Without death, without impermanence, we won’t have the preciousness of life. And it is only when we embrace all the four seasons of life, not cherry-picking them, that we can live in grace and beauty.
About the Author
Frieda Norma Divina-Dela Cruz was born in Sta. Maria, Ilocos
Sur on June 12, 1953. Now, she lives in Tarlac City.
She’s an Accountant by profession with the Degree of
Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accounting major at Far
Eastern University (FEU). She also studied Management
Development Program at the Ateneo de Manila University.
The author is an Admin and one of the Founding Members of
the Self Published x Movement (SPxM), the Advocacy Group
of McKinley Publishing Hub.
A Moderator of the Filipino Poets in Blossoms (FPB), and has
been receiving recognition awards for her writing
contributions in different categories.
After her retirement, and when her husband died, she became
interested to writing anything under the sun. Writing gives
her joy and happiness. She said, “Writing is a career, I feel
fulfilled and it is now my life running in my blood.”
Looking forward to writing as many as she could for the world
Message to Readers
God is with you every step of the way. One of my favorite Scripture verses
says it best: For I know the plans I have for you, plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
future." (Jer. 29:11 NIV)
Be confident and receive God's Comfort for your life!
Frieda Norma Divina-Dela Cruz