When my Mom passed over 30 years ago ( how can that be?), some kind soul sent this poem to me….it has always brought me comfort…..
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads
her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her
until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where
the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: "There! She's gone."
Gone where? Gone from my sight--that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was
when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load
of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished
size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when
someone at my side says, "There! She's gone,"there are
other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to
take up the glad shout, " Ahh, There she comes!"
We all spoke of what heaven will be for our beloved Scott……and decided it has to look something like this…..(with a pretty blond angel somewhere close…:) )
A better man, father, brother or friend there has never been…..his work is finally done here on this earth, this part of your journey is over Scott…..until we see your sweet face again….. be happy! We love you!
Sandy, Wayne, Bryan and Chris, Maya too.....