words of comfort

For anyone who is bereaved or no longer providing care.
A lovely lady I talk to at work, who recently lost her mum, came in to see me today to give me this lovely poem, It touched me so deeply, I want to share it with you, and hope it helps:

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
and each must go alone
It's all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
go to the friends we know
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.

Love Phoebe xxxxxxxxxxxx
I like it too, I first heard it a an elderly friend's funeral. Very comforting. There's another called
"Death is nothing at all" by Rupert Scott Holland - although I always think of it as "Another Room", Google will find it for you. (Can someone do a link please?!)
http://www.funeralhelper.org/popular-re ... -well.html

I read this at my mother-in-laws funeral
Thanks Crocus.
The same poem was read at my big sister's funeral...
it's lovely, isn't it? I had read the death is nothing at all poem before, but had not seen this one till my friend wrote it out for me xxx
This one bought a tear. So lovely, thanks for that Phoebe.
I had to share that with you all, Nana, it is so moving.

This was read at my hubbys funeral because he loved it

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Thank you booksy, those words are so comforting.