Hi Kim: Just about everything has been covered. I just want to say welcome. I am sorry for all the pain your family and you have been through. Grief is a part of life that I wish didn't exist. Please read the article suggested. It helped me. These are two poems/prayers that also helped me.
MISS ME BUT LET ME GO
"When I come to the end of the road
and the sun has set for me, I want no
rites in a gloom filled room; why cry for
a soul set free? Miss me a little but not
too long and not with your head bowed
low; remember the love we once
shared, miss me but let me go...
For this is a journey we all must take and
each must go alone. It's all a part of the
master's plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go
to the friends we know and bury your
sorrows in doing good deeds;
miss me but let me go..."
"When I die
If you need to weep
Cry for whatever separates you from anyone I love.
And when you need me
Put your arms around each other
And give whatever you need to give or receive from me.
I wanted to leave you something
Something better than words or sound.
Look for me in the people Iíve known or loved
And if you cannot give me to them
Let me live in your eyes or touch
And not on your mind
You can love me most by letting hands touch hands
By letting heart reach out to heart
And by letting go of anything
That makes you un-free to love each other.
Love doesnít die.
So when all that is left of me is love
Give me away to one another."
I love SparkPeople
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I am responsible for my own happiness.
I am Bonnie
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