Gayle Ramsden

by Nicki

To say I miss my Mom is a huge understatement. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel like a chunk of me went missing the day Mom passed away. No matter how long a person is afflicted with an illness, you are never prepared for the day they leave this life for the next. Mom was only 56 and fought a hard battle against an ugly brain cancer. She will always be an inspiration to me, putting on a brave face in spite of what was happening to her. I am thankful for the 31 years I got to spend with her. I love you Mom and hope we meet again in the next life.

I had this poem read at Mom’s burial. I hope that it brings solace to others that read it. ~Nicki

Loss of Mother Poem

Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something —
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I’ve known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones, by embracing them and
living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that’s left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.

~ Author unknown


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