Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Girl Who Never Waited Too Late

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
For you never know how soon it will be too late.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are on earth certain souls that radiate grace and goodness.  Compassion and kindness are second nature to the pure of heart.

There’s the girl who welcomes new faces to the youth group at church.  Receives them with such gladness that newcomers feel a part, are blessed to be present.

She keeps up with news of their welfare, their ups and downs.  Friends them on facebook.  Offers warm hug greetings wherever, whenever they happen to meet.

On Saturday the sky is bleak.  From an upstairs window I see the first snowfall of the season. White flakes drift downward like manna from heaven.

Late afternoon brings a gasp of shock from my daughter in the next room.   Deep distress sweeps over us all, and coats our soul with a shield of ice. 

A deluge of tears.   Death has come to interrupt a precious life.   Rob a family of its Christmas joy.

My Abi sits outside in the dark, shivering on the cold porch, alone.

Remembering the kindness shown her by sweet Caroline,
 the girl who never waited too late. 


  1. acts of kindness should be displayed at every moment. One day at work one of my fellow employees would always say why do you always smile all the time, my reply was it's easier to smile then to look sad. I believe it takes no effort to show kindness to people it's free and we all should do it.

  2. Good word Desiray. It truly takes no effort to show kindness. A smile is free and can brighten a person's day.

  3. It is not for us to question however how sad this story ends. Abi can be assured that Caroline is taking care of the youth that have left us too soon. I know there is a special place in heaven for her. She has touched Abi and Abi will have her memory forever with her until they meet again. Hugs to Abi........

  4. Dianna, I'll pass this encouraging word along to Abi. Caroline's kindness will remain forever on this earth, and in heaven, in the hearts of those who knew her.

  5. Sometimes, time does not heal the pain at all, especially if that is concerning with our beloved one....Nice article for the one we loved Debra...

  6. Wow! I want to be that girl. We can't say, "I'll do it tomorrow", because we aren't promised that tomorrow will come.
    Thank you for this post.

  7. You'e absolutely right Neneng. No matter what they say, time does not heal all wounds; just another myth. But God's grace helps us carry on and help others during their trials.

    Lisa, this girl is a shining light. Caroline epitimizes kindness and thoughtfulness, even in her physical absence. Yeah, I'd say I want to be that girl too.

  8. the world needs more young people like Caroline,Our loss heavens gain!So sorry to hear this Jane.

  9. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
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  10. Awww, beautiful poem Debra. Caroline's love and kindness can be a lesson to us all. God definately spoke through her. Thank you for posting :-)

  11. God bless you Debra. This poem is sweet and brought tears to my eyes. I used to write poetry and enter contests too. Your blog is wonderful.

  12. Lovely poem.I enjoyed reading the poem, your blog is beautiful. Keep up the good work.

  13. Hi Debra! I enjoyed your poem. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter

    Fellow Blog Hopper:)

  15. Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Lovely blog:) You can find me at

  16. This is so sad and so hopeful at the same daughter, Alyssa, is 16... I can't imagine life here without her...but she brings everyone so much joy, too, I know she would be remembered and I would see her again.
    I just said a prayer for her mom and dad.
    Let's seize the day!

  17. Your blog is so beautiful! Thank you for following me, I follow you in return :).

  18. Your blog is lovely! It's so sad that one so beautiful in every way should die so young. Thank you for posting her lovely photograph, she has touched us all across the world with that beautiful smile and light in her eyes!

    Our heart go out to her Mum and Dad.


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