A dear friend and cousin sent me this poem by Isla Paschal Richardson. It came in a sympathy card which I received after attending Mom’s funeral (which, by the way, was everything and more that she could have asked for!). I absolutely love it, and wanted to share it with you.
“If I should ever leave you, whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.
(I’d come – I’d come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird
I love, please do not let the thought of me
Be sad…..For I am loving you just as I always have….
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still to do – so many things to say to you…
Remember that I did not fear…It was
Just leaving you that was so hard to face…
We cannot see Beyond…but this I know:
I loved you so –’twas Heaven here with you!”