I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.
Helen Lowrie Marshall
I am very tired and drained, after we laid to rest a beautiful soul yesterday. I found this poem, to put on her memorial cards, and wanted to share it with you all. It suits her to a tee. So tomorrow, after I have let myself have today to mope, I shall pull myself together and let those tears dry. I shall think of the happy memories, and look forward to the new ones I shall make with my babies. Yesterday a chapter ended, tomorrow I shall make sure a new one begins.
Today has been a no mans land.