Sunday, January 23, 2011
To those I love and Those who love me~
I went to pick up Delilah's ashes the other day from the vet's office (yes, I am one of *those* people that cremate their pets and she is currently in her tin next to Lily's candle) and they gave me a card with a lovely poem attached. I was sobbing as I waited at the red light as I read this poem. I know many of us only spent weeks/months with our babies but I loved the message behind this poem. That their absence is only temporary and that one day we will be reunited again.
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 thankful for our beautiful years,
I gave to you my love, You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness,
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part,
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 me or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your Hearts, you'll 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 say:
The vet's office also sent a card to our house with a message from EVERYONE at their office giving words of condolences. It just goes to show you that God does give all of us a calling in life and their card showed me that those special people are exactly where they need to be...even, if it's just for a season because they helped us through a very difficult loss in our family.
I thought the poem was beautiful and I cried for Lily and Delilah as I read it. It's awesome to give love to others and to receive it in return. I have been so blessed to experience love in both directions.
Posted by Jen at 1:23 PM