Growing up, my family always got together for lunch on Sunday's. It was always a family day, to play cards, watch football, and be together with my grandparents and my aunt and cousins. Our family has slowly grown bigger and siblings have their own families now...but some of us still get together and make our own memories.
Today I am having a reflection day of memories, missing my family. I received this poem from a funeral service I attended yesterday and found it to be so true and absolutely beautiful. I encourage you to read it, and reflect. Have a great Sunday to everyone!
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do;
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears;
Be thankful for our many beautiful years!
I gave to you my love; you can only guess
How much you gave me happiness;
I thank you for the love you each have shown;
But now it's time I travelled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must;
Then let your grief be comforted by trust;
It's only for a time that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, whn you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say;