Tuesday, October 10, 2006

In Loving Memory~

In loving memory~
Nellie R. O'Neal
April 12, 1939-October 10, 2005
Always in my heart, mom, always~

Death is nothing at all

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray, smile, think of me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort;
without the trace of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you somewhere very near.
Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918
Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

Thanks to my bestest friend, Renee, for helping me remember even in your own pain & loss.

3 comments:

KrissyK said...

Oh dear Carmen. You brought tears to my eyes.

What a beautiful tribute to your dear mother. I know it has been a difficult year without her here. But keep holding those precious memories of her close to your heart.

May Jesus hold you close to Himself every day.

jen said...

I'm sorry about your mom, Carmen. I can see she meant a lot to you. God Bless you, and I'll pray for you!

-Jen

JESSICA said...

CARMEN,
I WAS DEALING WITH THE ONE YEAR THING VERY HARD BUT NOW THANKS TO THIS POSTING, I AM REMEMBERING HER WITH LOVE AND JOY.I AM SO THANKFUL FOR BIENG BLESSED WITH THE HONOR OF HAVING SUCH AN AMAZING,SPUNKY,STUBBORN,AND MOST OF ALL LOVING GRANDMOTHER. SHE WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED. AND I HOPE TO NEVER FORGET THE LESSONS THAT SHE TOUGHT ME IN LIFE. LOVE YOU CARMEN.