Laura did a reading and chose a beautiful poem
She is Gone
You can shed a tear that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and wish that she'll come back or you can open your eyes and see all
she 's 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 because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she's 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.
David Harkins 1981
Laura loved the sentiment of the poem and felt that her Grandma would have liked it too, when she researched the poem she found out that the Queen had included it at her own mothers funeral. This would have pleased my mother in law as she was a great fan of the Royal family.
Life does go on and we all have such rich and happy memories to keep us going. I really appreciated all your lovely comments on my last post, which had been quite difficult to write.
I promise that my future posts will be more uplifting and I have a few fun photos to share with you now before I go.
Monday was the last day of the school holidays, and Vicky was back at work so I looked after Alex, Finn and Daisy for the day.
We made dens
set up a shop
lots of fun and no time to be sad.