James was a construction worker and brave soldier. He was a loving husband to Monica for 53 years and a devoted father to their three children. He was a man with a generous heart, always ready to help. His hands, roughened with hard work, became gentle to all the animals their family shared. He left special memories and would be pleased to be part of the Field of Dreams.
Gaynor was a very wanted and deeply loved child who was gentle, kind and full of love with extra special care and devotion in adulthood. All stray animals found their way to her door and were loved and cared for. She used to save her holiday money to help pay for vets fees for all the injured animals in her care and worked many hours of overtime to ensure that the animals would not go hungry. Gaynor and her mother had talked about their retirement plans on how they would sell their houses and live out in the wilds with many animals and a couple of donkeys. Sadly, that wasn't meant to be, but although Monica thinks of her daughter daily, she is comforted to know that she will be helping someone and surrounded by animals.
Monica feels priviledged to have known such love and that Gaynor will also be thought of in the Field of Dreams.
Monica has written a couple of poems that she would like to share.
My name is Hope
I felt the brown eyes on me as I went about my chores
Then I began to wonder so I opened all the doors.
And there she stood this little dog who has since become my friend.
Asking just for kindness and this be journey's end.
Her sad eyes touched my heart strings, I couldn't turn away
So I fed her then, I feed her now, for she calls every day.
Monica E. Drury
You were the love and light in my life, now no more
Yours were the arms around me, now now more.
Your gentle voice - hello mum, now no more.
Promises of a new tomorrow, now no more.
I live in a twilight world, there is no more.
Please give me my child back, I ask of no more.
Monica E. Drury