Just a couple of months before my mother died, she told my sister that she
wanted to go to the beach. I hope she is there now!

Psalm 23:1-6
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of
righteousness For His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost
prepare a table before me in the  presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with
oil;
My cup overflows. Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
 And I will dwell in the house of the
LORD forever.



If Love Could Bring You Back

If love could bring you back
You'd be with me today
But as I sadly know
Love doesn't work that way

If love could bring you back
For one more day to me
What would we say and do
What wonders would we see

If love could bring you back
Though it really can't I know
I'd hold you in my arms and heart
And
I'd never let you go

If love could bring you back
There is where you'd stay
You're where you should be now
I know it has to be that way

Written for my parents:
July 24, 2012
By: Sharon Schafer

Conrad C. Foss: March 26, 1933 - December 16, 1975
Majella L. Foss: May 20. 1933 - July 10, 2012


My time on Earth

My time on Earth
Long as it seems
Is just a moment
In the grande scheme of things

A short refrain
Of life's endless song
Sung only once
And then we're gone

My time on Earth
Each breath I breathe
Is one more chance to share my love
With those around me

We come and go
Like shooting stars
The truth be known,
That's all we are

The more that I know
The more I can see
The older I grow
The more I believe
It's not the length of the life
Or the depth of the grave
In the end we'll be measured
By the love that we gave

So my time on Earth
On fate depends
But all that happens
In the space we're meant to live

Depends on me
And choices I face
For better or worse
They're mine to make

The more that I know
The more I can see
The older I grow
The more I believe
It's not the length of the life
Or the depth of the grave
In the end we'll be measured
By the love that we gave

So my time on Earth
Will be well spent
And when I leave this world
I'll leave with no regrets

I'll live and love
For all its worth
'Till I live out
My time on Earth

'Till I live out my time on Earth

Sung by: Billy Gilman






I think this is the last picture that was taken of all of us together. If not, I hope
someone in my family has another one and will share it with me.

Missing You

I woke today and wanted to call
And then began the tears
I realized that I won't see you again
At least not for many years

The emptiness it makes me feel
To know that you're not here
That I can't see you any more
For now not feel you near

As each day comes to an end
And I lay my head to sleep
I promise that your memory
Within my heart and soul I'll keep


Missing you is part of life
An ache I will carry within
For now it's what I have
Until the day I see you again

Author: Sharon Schafer
For my father and mother
July 23, 2012


My mother with one of her dearest friends, My Aunt Sharon


The Fallen Limb

A limb has fallen from the family tree
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me"
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song
The good life I lived while I was strong

Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through
My mind is at ease, my soul at rest
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed

Continue traditions, no matter how small
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls
I miss you dearly, so keep up your chin
Until the days comes we're together again

Author: Unknown