Saturday, February 07, 2009

Miss me, but let me go!

These are the first words in the verse for my Aunt Gloria's funeral cards.   She is finally resting in peace at Holy Cross Cemetery, along with my dad and brother at the mausoleum.   Father Mick Fleming was kind enough to lead the prayers and give my Aunt Gloria's ashes the final blessings. 

I haven't been able to write any Thank you cards for all the friends who came to visit my aunts at the hospital; visitation and funeral.  I keep thinking that she would be at home waiting and looking forward to seeing Aidan,  when we visit them.   Today finally put this into perspective.

I knew she was performing the eucharistic minister at St. Patrick's but I didn't realize how active and involved she really was with the church.   I'm so blessed to finally meet her friends at St. Patrick's who showed so much love and care for her and her family during this time.

Miss me, but let me go!
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 times that we once 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's plan,
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know,
Bury your sorrows in doing good deeds;
Miss me, but let me go!