Today we officially said goodbye.


I will miss you. I will miss your total delight in our boys. Your total joy in being a grandmother and the friendship we were developing.

I love that you were so enthusiastic about this little blog. How you so enjoyed every photo of the boys and how you encouraged me on my creative journey. Thank you for giving me my first sewing machine – see how far I have come from your generosity to me?

You were in my life for 13 years.

There will be a special space in my heart and my thoughts for you all my days.


Here are some words that say what I hope for you much better than I can. (2 excerpts from Benedictus – John O’Donohue)

May there be a beautiful welcome for you

In the home you are going to.

You are not going somewhere strange,

Merely back to the home you have never left.


And also this:

May your spirit feel
The surge of true delight
When the veil of the visible
Is raised, and you glimpse again
The living faces
Of departed family and friends.

May there be some beautiful surprise
Waiting for you inside death
Something you never knew or felt,
Which with one simple touch
Absolves you of all loneliness and loss,
As you quicken within the embrace
For which your soul was eternally made.

May your heart be speechless
At the sight of the truth
Of all your belief had hoped,
Your heart breathless
In the light and lightness
Where each and every thing
Is at last its true self
Within that serene belonging
That dwells beside us
On the other side Of what we see.


I’m so glad we said the things we wanted to say in each others hearing.

With so much love – M x


6 responses

  1. Lovely words. xx

  2. My condolences. Very touching.

  3. Lovely and thoughtful words Miriam, our thoughts are with you guys.

  4. Beautiful.

  5. This is lovely both your words and the poetry. Very moving

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