Understandably, there is despair in the world right now. The Covid-19 virus is ripping through many countries.
Thousands of families will say goodbye without the comfort of sitting at their loved ones side. You might be one of them. Sitting there, reading this article, unable to say goodbye.
If so, then from my family to yours I wish you all the love, comfort and happiness possible at this time.
There is hope, and I’ll come to that a little later.
Over the last 12 months I’ve lost both my grandmothers.
The first was unexpected. A blood clot delivered a quick and sudden death. There was just enough time for our family to travel and say their goodbyes before she passed.
The second was long and drawn out. Cancer slowly ate at my grandmother’s body until she was nothing but a frail husk.
During this time I wrote a poem. I wrote it for all the families who would bury their dead but wouldn’t know what to write in remembrance. Little did I know a pandemic was on its way.
It’s a simple poem, here it is.
Written in love, The words of remembrance. Etched from my heart, Sealed into stone.
I find tombstones interesting because in a sentence or two they sum up not only that person’s life, but the love of a whole family. You might not be writing a tombstone but may feel the need to sum up your feelings in a similar way.
You could do it in a number of ways
- a card at the ceremony.
- a memorial plaque.
- or simply as a personal memory.
There is Hope
Now onto the hope part.
If you’re looking for hope and something to lift your spirit then take a listen to the words in this song:
I’ve also find the words in this song really lift my spirits.
We don’t only grieve for the dead.
It’s ok to grieve for the life that was and for the future you dreamed of that might never come.
I wish you all the best in whatever journey you’re going through right now.
And that you have hope and a purpose in life.