You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she's gone
or 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 would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Today has been a sad/happy day. You may have read on my blog a while ago about my sister's sister in law. She was 58, had not been ill or on any medication but died suddenly. Her husband found her on his return home from work. As yet no reason for her death has been found.
The funeral was very very emotional. We were asked not to wear black and that today was a celebration of her life. Her husband,son and her daughter (who wore lovely floral dress and cardigan ) each spoke about her and it was very hard to stay dry eyed. My DH had to have a tissue from me. The church ( which she attended) was packed. She was a lady who had been involved in many activities. A beautiful service followed by a 'party' at her local pub. She will be so missed by many.
The poem 'She is Gone ' was a reading at the service.