In Loving memory of my husband,
Alton McClure Palmblad
*15. February 1954 +14. February 1985
Married 7. July 1984
They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
God looked around his garden and found an empty space
He then looked down upon his earth, and saw your smiling face.
He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies, one who has been especially close
to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special
friends where they can run and play together. There
is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our
friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to
health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are
made whole and strong again, just as we remember
them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one
small thing: they each miss someone who was very
special to them, someone they had to leave behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes
when one suddenly stops and looks into the
distance. The eyes are bright and intent, the eager
little body begins to quiver all over! Suddenly
that lucky one breaks away from the group, and
flies over the green grass, little legs carrying him
faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your
special friend finally meet, you cling together in
joyous reunion, never to be parted again. Happy
kisses rain upon your face; your hands once
again caress that beloved head, and you look
once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long
gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together. . .
Music: Somewhere over the Rainbow