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LilyL

LilyL Report 12 Feb 2011 09:51

I remember seeing this on a headstone some years ago. I can't remember where, but it has always stuck in my mind.

Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, you soon will be,
Prepare for death,
and think of me.

Rather sombre, but certainly thought provoking!

LilyL

LilyL Report 11 Feb 2011 09:45

I was liz,in fact it moved me to tears, but there you go, we were one family among so many. Things were very tough for us until my mother met and married my Step-father when I was 4; He was a wonderful man, and a fabulous father to me. The only sadness for them was that they didn't have any children, but in spite of that he made us both very happy, and the day they met was certainly our lucky day !

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 11 Feb 2011 08:09

nigglynellie,

You must have been very touched by the words on the photo especially given the circumstances of your Father's death and then your birth. How hard things must have been for your poor Mum.

Lizx

LilyL

LilyL Report 10 Feb 2011 17:05

I found this quotation written by my mother on the back of a photo of my father which I found very moving:

Bill, Oct 1942.

'For life is eternal,
and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon,
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

My father was killed two months after this was written, I was born 5 weeks after that.

VIVinHERTS

VIVinHERTS Report 10 Feb 2011 15:01

To Those I Love


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
And grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 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!

by Isla Paschal Richardson

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 10 Feb 2011 04:28

Nudging for Florence

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 23 Jan 2011 06:29

Marie, I am happy this gives so much comfort to others.

Today is the 21st anniversary of my Dad's death from lung cancer, so a lot of memories coming to the fore today especially.

Lizxx

Zack

Zack Report 14 Jan 2011 21:25

Hi,

Thank you Liz for starting this post,
the Poem's are Beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.
Regards,
Marie from OZ xxxx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 14 Jan 2011 18:00

Helen, that's beautiful, very special as written by your husband.

Lizx

Helen1959

Helen1959 Report 14 Jan 2011 16:34

This is the poem that my hubby has written for his Daddy, who passed away on Tuesday.

So proud of you Dad for your life we all shared.

Through trouble and strife we all knew that you cared.

Your guidance was great.

It was second to none.

We`ll all have to build on that now you`ve passed on.

Though sadness and heartache are with us today.

The good times and laughs we had will always stay.

Your passing was sudden, we`re all still in shock.

We`d all give our hearts just to turn back the clock.

Don`t worry about Mom as she`s still in good hands.

You have to go now to those beautiful lands.

Be sure in the knowledge as you pass through this cloud.

Your Family all love you.

And we`ll all make you proud.

You loved all the Broads and even the Glenn.

But we shall have better times.

When we all meet again.

Rest now Dad. Love you.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 13 Jan 2011 01:56

Nudging this for Helen, whose dear father in law lost his battle with lung cancer on Tuesday.

Lizx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 14 Dec 2010 15:30

Nudging this as it might bring some comfort to those who have lost loved ones at this time especially.

Also for Keith who has lost his Dad. I have been thinking about you Keith.



Lizx

Cath2010

Cath2010 Report 20 Nov 2010 19:51

Up we go

lilybids

lilybids Report 20 Nov 2010 17:16

Still looking in and reading poems.
Loving thoughts to all who have lost loved ones

Cath2010

Cath2010 Report 20 Nov 2010 16:44

Nudging up for Gwen.

kandj

kandj Report 11 Nov 2010 23:01

We will remember them

kandj

kandj Report 3 Nov 2010 18:52

Memories

They say memories are golden
Well, maybe that is true
But we never wanted memories
We only wanted you.

A million times we've needed you
A million times we've cried
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still
In our hearts you hold a special place
No one could ever fill

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

Read out today at the funeral of my 41yr old nephew who died suddenly just 5 weeks after his sisters sudden death!


kandj

kandj Report 29 Oct 2010 20:31

What the caterpillar perceives is the end,
To the butterfly is just the beginning

kandj

kandj Report 26 Oct 2010 18:04

Say not in grief, he is no more,
But live in thankfullness, that he was.

(Hebrew proverb)

kandj

kandj Report 23 Oct 2010 21:47

Yesterday is a memory
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift
That is why we call it
The present