About 8 years ago, Laura and I were buddies in a workshop that focused on our life visions, and we started a wonderful ritual of weekly lunches together. During these few years, we grew very close, as we not only share our hopes and dreams, but also our journeys. There is something very special about touching in every week with a close friend, as life choreographs its various twists and turns, sometimes happy, sometimes sad.
It was during this time that Laura met the man who ultimately became her husband, Don. And I watched a very special and poignant love story unfold. Laura and Don met dancing, a shared passion for both of them, that allowed fate to bring them together. And when Laura and Don danced, there was a heavenly twinkle in both of their eyes. Looking back at pictures of Laura and Don dancing, the connection between the two of them and the love they shared is very palpable.
Laura had one of the most beautiful spirits I know, and devoted her life to helping children and parents desiring children find each other through her adoption agency. Laura's work was work of love.
And thanks to Laura, more than 6 years ago, I joined a very special group of women, my "women's group." And sharing ones life's journey with a group of heartfull and wise sisters as the years go by is both rich and deeply meaningful.
For the past few days, since Laura passed, I have been overtaken by waves of tears at all times of the day. Her voice, her memory and most of all, her radiant smile fill my thoughts and heart.
Beginning on Tuesday morning, I wrote a song for Laura, which seems very fitting to be part of my new "Say Yes to Love" album that I am currently recording.
Here are the lyrics:
Laura Loved ©2016 Linda Marks
With a smile With a warm embracing smile The light in her eyes was a beacon from her soul
With her voice With her clear and gentle voice Words of courage and wisdom were offered from her heart
Laura smile Laura shine Wherever you are, you are kind Laura smile From above We will never forget Laura loved
When she danced Laura's spirit would shine with joy She and Don would create heaven here on earth
Through her work Helping people, changing lives Planting seeds for children, growing happy homes
Laura smile Laura shine Wherever you are, you are kind Laura smile From above We will never forget Laura loved Laura loved
They say there are angels in heaven They say the good die too young Live your life with your whole heart Hold fast to your dreams and fly
Laura smile Laura shine Wherever you are, you are kind Laura smile From above We will never forget Laura loved Laura loved Laura loved Laura loved