So sorry for your lossMay 10 2012 at 2:09 PM
Kate (Login kateothelamp)
Response to My Dad passed away last night
I remember when we talked about our elderly parents, how hard it is when they are in pain and just tired of this life. I am glad for your father, but sad because I know you must miss him so much.
I found this poem and read it when I gave my sister's eulogy. I miss her terribly - she was my sister but also my best friend. I find these words very comforting.
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.
All is well.
Henry Scott Holland