All is Well

Many thanks go to Helen and Rodel for their constant well wishes, cards, prayers and thoughts. The following is something they sent us:

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, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on 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, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.

Edit: I’ve just realised that Carol and Ian also sent this verse to us last week. Thank you.


2 thoughts on “All is Well

  1. I’m so glad that turned up, Karen. I was having a bumble-fumble moment when I went to the post office and thought I’d sent it to the wrong address.

    That poem will always remind me of my Uncle Denis, who died about six years ago. He was a long-lost family member we were reunited with. I’m so glad we were able to meet him and his family before he died.

  2. I’m sorry, Helen. I thought I had acknowledged its receipt, but obviously I didn’t. This isn’t an excuse, but my mind isn’t working like it used to any more. I forget things in a split second. It’s worrying. I have to email myself reminders about all sorts of things.

    Thank you for the verse. I will keep it with all the other things I have received since losing Barry.

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