Jennifer's Poem (May 2020) Dear Jennifer, I am here. The proof is in my tear. You are walking Heaven's mile, as I miss your joyful smile. I will follow your ways. Let your spirit shine rays. Friends forever we will be. I remember you - please remember me. I am here. Jennifer, dear. - Gina M. Gafford
Almost a week ago, I was sleeping in a tent at Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota. It was dark outside, and the wind was blowing into the tent. I don’t know if it was windy or if I was dreaming. Then, through a rush of wind, I heard someone say, “I am here.” Right away, my mind went to my friend, Jennifer.
Jennifer died in December 2019 from breast cancer. She was such a good friend, and I miss her dearly. I wrote “Jennifer’s Poem” for her upcoming celebration of life ceremony.
I know my friend very well, and I think she’d want me to know that there’s an afterlife and that she’s okay. Moments like this remind me how connected we are in life and death.