Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Lifetime of Love and Laughter

A little over a month ago I wrote a tribute to my grandmother and every word still rings true - even the part about still hearing her laughter. On Monday my Grum went to be with our Lord and Savior. It is certainly a shock to everyone. She had been sick recently, but was on the mend. My mom came over on Monday morning after not being able to reach her to find her beyond this world. We are all very sad, but at the same time at peace. She is where she has always strived to be: in heaven.

A poem my aunt found today says it nicely.

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

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 happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown.

But now it’s time I traveled alone.
Grieve a while for me if you must.
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 can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart you will hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”

~ Author Unknown

Grum, you will be dearly missed and will leave a large void in our lives here on earth. I am so glad to have had you for 28 years. I am so blessed you were able to know your great grandson. I am so glad you did not suffer. I so welcome the day I can see you again. All my love....


The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so sorry. Your grandmother sounds like a wonderful person.

WillowLakeScents said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I read the poem with tears streaming down my face ~ I lost my Grandmother in Nov. of last year after caring for her at home for over a year. Since my Grandparents raised me & I was the one to care for my Grandmother in her final year I've had a difficult time letting go.That poem has helped me a great deal. Thank you so much for posting it! Cherish the memories you have of your Grum ~ she sounds like a terrific woman ! ((Hugs))

Celine said...

I'm sorry for your loss.
That was a beautiful poem you shared with us!

I am Harriet said...

Just passing by via SITS to say hello! :)

Lani said...

That's a lovely poem.. I'm sorry for your loss.

pam said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

danielle said...

hugshugs to you and your family and to aiden.

Lora said...

What a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm visiting you from SITS...I hope you have a blessed and wonderful day!

Lori said...

I'm so sorry.