She Is Gone
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 comes back
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
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.
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'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Author B. J. Morbitzer
...For I will turn their mourning into joy
and will comfort them
and make them rejoice after their sorrow.
Guiding Light Mom
Mom, from the time I was really young,
I realized I had someone...you,
who always protected me,
who was always there for me no matter what.
You taught me right from wrong,
pushed me to do the right thing,
even when it was hard to do.
You took care of me when I was sick,
and your love
helped make me well.
You had rules,
and I learned that when I obeyed them,
my life was simpler, better, richer.
were and are
the guiding light of my life.
My heart is filled with love for you,
my teacher, my friend, my mother.
By Karl and Joanna Fuchs