I originally posted this several years ago. Recently, after the sudden death of our dear friend, Wendy, I have been looking for words that might help those who knew her. Here is my original post -
In the past month, several friends have shared the death of a loved one with me. Some have sat at the bedside of a parent as they transitioned from this life to the next. Others have told of releasing into the Creator's loving hands, their child.
At times like this, words often ring hollow. They don't seem to have the depth we hope for in order to bring comfort to the hearts we know are breaking. However, to say nothing, would be worse.
I have often responded by writing poetry. The following are poems I have written and sent to loved ones when they are grieving. I pray that their words will bring comfort to any of you who are in need of balm for your souls.
That is what we will remember