I Am Always With You
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".
When someone close to us dies, the pain that we experience is not an sickness or a disease from which we recover. It is a transformation with which we must learn to live.
With the death of our child, our wife, our husband, parents, or our sibling we are forced to do the “impossible”: to construct a new life and discover a “new normal” in a world that no longer includes our beloved.
The emotions that you are currently going through are very natural and normal under the situation. But please believe, that as difficult as it is to believe, you will not always feel this powerful and all consuming grief.
For now you must follow the natural feelings of your soul and allow your heart to grieve. This grief can’t be skirted over, around or under. You must go through it in order to come out on the other side.
Be gentle and patient with yourself and your family. Allow yourself to cry, to grieve, and to retell your story as often as needed and for as long as you need to. Eventually, you will smile and find joy again. You will never forget your loved one; he or she will be with you in your heart and memories forever.