Tears in Heaven
First a 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.
And the song by Eric Clapton:
I like the video, even if it is about a parent lamenting about the loss of a child instead of the other way I feel. This song is also for John and Elizabeth Edwards as they lost their first son on this date in 1996. If anyone would like to remember my mother and Wade Edwards, please donate to the Wade Edwards Learning Lab. My mother was a teacher at heart, and she would want to see high schoolers advance their education by a more level playing field.
Diaries to come this weekend about my mother.