My little old Mom Jeannie is being laid to rest today.
I found this poem. I read it every day. It is helping me so much.
Thought I would just share it here for any of you grieving a loved one that has passed:
You can shed tears that she is gone
you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
you can open your eyes and see all she’s left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
open your eyes,
and go on.
Okay Mom, today I carry out your wishes and as hard as it is to go on without you I will be strong and do my very best to carry on without you in my earthly life.
Your earthly troubles have ended. Hope wherever you have gone you are happy and at peace. Love you Mom, forever in my heart.