Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A sad day

Today we said our goodbyes to a very special Aunty.

All I can say is that you will be missed by many. But whenever we see the bluebells we will remember you.

All is well… , Author unknown

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow, laugh as we always 
laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, 
let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.

All is well…



Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but the words in that poem do carry so much truth and comfort.
Thinking of you.
Lisa x

Alison said...

Sorry to hear of your loss....I love that piece of verse too
Alison xx

FeltByRae said...

So sorry to hear of your loss

The poem was the one I read at my dad's funeral and it means a lot to me, it is beautiful and helps as well

Isobel said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes to you and your family. xx