Sunday, 20 February 2011

Miss me but not too long

At the moment my life is surrounded by loss. The loss of my much loved Auntie M (pictured here with Uncle J in Switzerland), the serious illness of my other Auntie and my Mum facing the prospect of being the only surviving sibling. This is not an easy place for Mum to be, a lonely place and a nightmare which she has no choice but to live through. Naturally this is taking it's toll upon her as stress bites and takes hold.

My Uncle J who is missing my Auntie dreadfully is coping well albeit sadly and about to embark upon a trip back to his native Switzerland to see his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and old friends.
One of his old schoolfriends who was widowed 3 years ago recently wrote to him sending a beautiful poem which she had thoughtfully written in both Swiss and in English. It was so lovely I copied it and am reproducing it here.
So to anyone who reads this and has known the loss of a loved one I hope this helps.

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 a 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 at heart

Go to the friends we know

Bury your sorrows in doing good deeds

Miss me but let me go.

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