Friday, 26 July 2013

.. she was ...

Say not in grief "she is no more" but live in thankfulness that she was ... 

Beryl Roome
1924 - 2013

If Roses Grow in Heaven

Don't think of her as gone away,
Her journey's just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears.
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.

~ Kirsten Preus 

Some of her much loved roses.

The view from her home as the sun sets. Farewell.

Uncle George with Aunty Beryl
Together again

After Glow
I’d like the memory of me
 to be a happy one.
 I’d like to leave an afterglow
 of smiles when day is done. 
 I’d like to leave an echo
 whispering softly down the ways,
 of happy times, and laughing times
 and bright and sunny days. 
 I’d like the tears of those who grieve
 to dry before the sun
 of happy memories I leave
behind ~ when day is done.

Helen Lowrie Marshall