Me & Mom, 1995/96
I had another post in mind for today
but I feel called to put this out into the universe now
And I want to give myself plenty of space
to feel everything and relax into the process.
You see, my mom made her journey to across the rainbow bridge on August 17, 2009. She joined my dad who made his journey 7 years before.
My mom and my sister a few days before her passing
Her passing was a huge blow for me.
And though friends were telling me "Love never dies",
I wasn't ready for to hear that then.
But now, two years later
I know it to be true.
So in that spirit, I offer this poem I found today.
Queen Elizabeth used it at her mother's funeral.
I use it to honor of my continuing connection to my mom
Mom deep in conversation, Ordination party 2009
You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Mom with a fellow teacher and friend
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
Mom holding my doggie
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love