There is nothing more certain in life than death.  There is nothing more final in life than death.

We lost my husband’s Nana this morning.  Such a horrific and devastating loss for her grown-up children.  Such a final moment for her grandchildren.  A hollow shock for her great grandchildren.  Such a sad farewell for her friends.  We all have such different loss and emotion when grief hits.  We have all lost the same person but such different entities.  For her children, her grandchildren and her many great grandchildren she was everything.  For me she was my friend.  My cheeky, witty friend.

Mrs Jobson passed away early this morning in her sleep.  She had been a prisoner in her body and mind for too long and had fought it as hard as she could.  This morning she willingly gave up her fight.

I was told that the sunrise was beautiful this morning and that through the beauty of today, it was a great day for astral planing.  She will be soaring the skies today like an eagle.  She will be cruising the worlds oceans.  She will be carried through the song of hymns.  She will be the biggest, brightest, newest star in the sky tonight.   She is free.

Rest in peace.  You will truly be missed but remembered always.  Fly high. xx

“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 will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and 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 would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

written 1981
David Harkins 1959 –
Silloth, Cumbria, UK

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