Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Goodbye


Yesterday we said goodbye to my Grandad. It was a lovely send off for him, and although very sad he would have been proud. He had been very poorly and now he is at peace. He was a lovely kind man and loved by all that knew him. We all have very special memories of him that i am sure will help to ease the pain of his departure. He will be greatly missed.
I must also say thankyou to my Aunty Vicky who did such a good job of arranging and organising everything to ensure a nice goodbye to her dad. She did us all proud by doing a special reading in the church. Grandad would have been SO proud of you Vicky. x
Losing someone always makes us evaluate our own lives and perhaps be a bit more thankful for things that we normally take for granted.
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 too long, and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
Sleep tight grandad we love you x

10 comments:

thriftymrs said...

Ever so sorry to hear your very sad news. Thinking of you and your family

MaryPoppins said...

Thinking of you, what lovely words, so very meaningful

Take Care

Mary X

sharie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss but what a lovely verse!

claire said...

Really sorry about your sad loss, what a lovely tribute Xx Be thinking of you X

MichellesCharmWorld said...

oh my i'm sorry to hear of this passing. Those words are amazing that you have there.

Rosesposes said...

Hi I am sorry to hear about your loss. Those are truely beautifull words . You cherish all the good times and let them fill your heart up.x

Tilly said...

So sorry to hear such sad news. This is a lovely post and a beautiful poem.

Lisa said...

I'm very sorry to read about you losing your grandad.
My darling dad died in August and the minister who conducted his funeral read out the poem whose last few lines you have on your blog today, it's so moving and beautiful.
Take care
Lisa

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I love those lines of verse, it's really.... not sure how to put it, but it just is.

Love and blessings
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

bibbitybob said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, I hope the pain is easing a little now.

That verse is just lovely, so perfect x