Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A "Misty" Mourn...

Years ago...
however scarcely twenty,
Your roots were laid delicately,
in a foundation of love,
with sacred devotion.
They allowed you to reach out,
seeking poise and composition.
Yet they remain deeply implanted...
for strength and resilience.
You seized the heart of the garden~
with your magnificence, your grace.
Your blooms emerged in unfaltering silk
...and quiet hues.
Year after year, your grandeur~unrivaled.
You were sturdy, yet delicate;
You were tough, yet generous.
Your stems arched high into the heavens...
Filling the air with admiration and wonderment.
Your elegance filled our hearts every day.
Unbeknownst to the world,
A storm of turbulence engulfed your resolve.
If only…..
If only…..
“Misty” ...we will miss you.
You are a Rose ...
A Sweet fragrant Spirit.
"Misty"...you will bloom, eternally,
As the centerpiece in the gardens...
Of those lives you've touched.
* * *
Cowboy & I share in the pain and the loss, these very dear friends are having to endure.
Misty (name has been changed out of respect for the family) was young, creative, intelligent and ever so compassionate; with so many doors to the world, yet to open.
She was a 'natural' with horses even though they were not her passion.
She devoted her time and love to her chickens, goats, cattle & dogs.
She planted, studied and experimented, with great success, in the gardens.
She loved her family, her faith, and her life, above all.
The medical diagnosis she received last week, although not life threatening at this time, was devasting news of a debilitating life ahead.
All of her youth, her vigor and determination, must not have been enough for this beautiful young lady to keep up her resolve.
...It is a "Misty" mourn...


terri said...

My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Misty. I'm so very sorry...

fernvalley01 said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Always somehow more of a tragedy in a young life .Hugs to you and prayers for the family.
I remember a bible story from childhood that said something about those that passed away early were special and called early to gods service .I have of course paraphrased it but I hope the meaning remains,it has given me some small comfort over the years

Janie said...

Oh, Lord.

Blessings to all of you during your time of loss. May God, the Lord of all comfort and peace, be with you during this time.


Pony Girl said...

How very sad. It is never easy when a life full of such promise is cut short. Thinking of you and your friends at this time.

DesertHen said...

Such sadness I read in this post. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. My prayers are with you and also with those who loved "Misty." May you find comfort in your memories of this special young lady. ((((HUGS))) to you my friend.

Robynn's Ravings said...

What a beautiful tribute to who she was. I'm so sorry for this sudden loss. I take it this was a suicide. I lost my sister to suicide when she was 18 and I was 13. It is a deep grief when you lose someone that way. It comes with so much.

Please tell them they are in my prayers. May God pour out his comfort on you all.

Broken Y said...

Oh, Friend. Praying that Our Heavenly Father holds you tight.

Red said...

I'm sorry. You made me cry. I am here if you need me. You got my digits.
Hugs, Prayers, Kisses, and a candle to guide you though this.

Tatersmama said...

Oh sweetheart... I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.
My prayers are with you and Misty's family and I hope the quiet peace of the Lord, brings you comfort...

My heart goes out to all of you.

Pearl said...

Ohhh Barb... I am beyond sorry to hear about this tragedy. Your tribute to Misty is just beautiful... Please know that you and your friends are in prayer... May our Father reach down and wrap you all in His warm arms, and may you find comfort in His strong embrace as you navigate this storm... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


LL said...

Pass along my well wishes to the family as well.

Sage said...

A lovely tribute and my condolences to Misty's family, they must feel her loss very badly. What lovely words you have described her with Barb, you really do have a way with words my friend.

Gail said...

There are no words that help. Know I am here.

The Wife said...

My prayers are with you and the family. You couldn't have wrote a more beautiful post.

Elliemae said...

Prayers and thoughts to "Misty", her family and to you my friend.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

A wonderful tribute to your lost friend. So very sorry to read this. Your thoughts and prayers go out to Misty's family and to you.

Tessa said...

Barb, I'm so very, very sad to learn of your young friend's passing. How you and her family must hurt. Your beautiful tribute to this lovely young woman will be soft and soothing comfort to them, I know. Go gently, Misty, hamba kahle.

And Barb, if love is a healing aid, take mine. xxooxx

wordmama said...

What a beuatiful tribute. I hope that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time Barb. My heart goes out to "Misty's" family.

Mrs Mom said...

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Your beautiful words are a comfort I'm sure, but nothing can fill their void at this time except the comfort from our heavenly Father. I'm praying that He'll embrace her parents and loved ones and give them strength.
You are such a good friend Barb!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so sad. You're in my thoughts.

oregontribal1 said...

Oh you poor thing! What a terrible loss to endure....I do feel for Misty's family as well. {{{Love and Hugs}}} to all of you!! Time will heal this pain, however it always seems as though time takes forever. Teresa

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Oh Barb,
Too sudden, too young, too tragic.My eyes more than mist over reading this.
Deepest condolences to you, your cowboy and her family.
Your words are absolutely beautiful.


Best, Punchy! said...

Oh sweetie, my heart goes out to you! May the Lord reach down and wrap his loving arms around all of you!

gtyyup said...

Beautiful words written for a beautiful person. So sorry for the loss of your friend~~prayers to you and her family~~

Andrea said...

What a tragic loss. I am so sorry for you and your dear friends. About two years ago a really good family friend's son died at 17. It was so sudden and so hard. My heart really goes out to Misty's family and to you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tessa said...

Dearest Barb I'm just popping back in to say that I have something for you on my blog which I truly feel you richly deserve.

Hafts Happenings said...

That was a beautiful tribute. So glad I found your blog! Much love, hugs and prayers to you.

Jamie said...

Thinking of you, Barb

Bless you all.
You are ALL in my prayers.


Ranch wife said...

I am so sorry. There are really no words...God Bless you and your friends.


Shirley said...

How sad that someone so young should despair. I am so sorry for the loss you and your friends are enduring. May Our Lord hold you all close within His Sacred Heart.

Jamie said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Train Wreck said...

Oh my dear friend. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. Beautiful poem. She must have been a wonderful person. May time ease the pain and love keep her memories in your heart.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a beautiful tribute for your friend. I am so sorry. :)

Egghead said...

Barb this breaks my heart. My prayers and love go out to your friends and I hope they can gain some comfort from having such a great friend as you. People often feel they don't know what to do or say when someone loses a loved one but I know from experience just to be there is really all that you can do. I remember most the people who held my hand, who simply asked how I was doing, who just gave me a hug with no words. I still find comfort in that. Another thing that helps me is when someone says my daughters name. No sweeter sound to this mothers ears and heart than to hear her name. To know she is not forgotten.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Sending prayers your way my friend.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Dear Barb,

Still thinking of you and sorry I've not responded to email.

I have a feeling you've already been awarded this award, but I "honestly" need to choose blogs I feel deserve "The Honest Scrap Award" so of course I immediately thought of you! From the moment I landed here, your words from the heart have reached out to mine.

Please accept the award. Details are on my post "Revelations". If you prefer not to do the "meme" part of it, please still accept it in whatever manner you choose (no obligations!- believe me, I have turned down most memes) or link back to when you accepted it earlier with an addition that I also awarded you, but ONLY if you want to. So please handle acceptance however you wish to do i, even if that means not posting about it! (Personally, I avoid memes whenever I can; in this case I'll explain in email why I accepted...)

Janice Thomson said...

You are in my thoughts dearest Barb.
Deepest condolences to Misty's family.

Anonymous said...

What a terrible loss. My heart goes out to you and your friends. You wrote a lovely tribute.

Anonymous said...

blessings and prayers for you during this time