Members ericafara Posted September 24, 2013 Members Report Share Posted September 24, 2013 It was about three weeks since my little daughter Lily’s death and we were in Wanaka, visiting my brother and his partner, leaving my sister back in Auckland. One night while I was there, I woke up after having a dream of Lily. In the dream Lily simply said, “Tell Lou I’m sorry I wasn’t there”. So not thinking much of it, I was prompted to call my sister, Louise. I asked her how she was and she said she was fine, although she said she had been to a funeral the previous day. She had managed to get through the service with dry eyes until the end when someone got up and read the very same poem that she, my sister, had read for Lily at her funeral, three weeks earlier. At this point she lost it and could hold back the tears no longer. Lily had obviously been with her at this funeral, trying to let her know that she was still there with her. Lots of love, EricaThe poem read:“Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next roomI am I and you are you, whatever we were to each otherThat we are still, call me by my old familiar nameSpeak to me in the easy way you always usedPut no difference into your toneWear no forced air of solemnity or sorrowLaugh as we always laughedAt the little jokes we always enjoyed togetherPlay, smile, think of me, pray for meLet my name be ever the household word that it always wasLet it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow in itLife means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it ever wasThere is absolute unbroken continuityWhat is death but a negligible accident?Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?I am waiting for you for an interval somewhere very nearJust around the corner, All is well.Nothing is past; nothing is lostOne brief moment and all will be as it was beforeHow we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!”by Canon Henry Scott-Holland Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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