Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today We Said Goodbye…….


It has been a long hard week and I know the days to come will be just as hard as we are reminded of our precious loss, but I have also learned that my daughter was not just special to us, but so many people whose lives she touched.

I wanted to thank you all for the wonderful comments and messages, as well as emails, cards and gifts. May God bless each and everyone of you for giving me the strength to get through this week, by filling me with your love and compassion.

I wanted the things for Danielle's funeral to be personal and made by me when possible. I made a photo  to use for the cards and the poem is what was on the backside.


Miss Me, But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little—but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

Author Unknown

38 comments:

Kim said...

That is a beautiful tribute. May you find strength in the days to follow.

Fiona said...

How beautiful and so personal as your grief is. Much love and thoughts. Fiona

LONA said...

Blessings to you during this very difficult time. Being a mother, I can not even begin to fathom the depth of your pain. May you find strength as you endure this pain and rejoice in the happy memories you have of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandi said...

What a lovely photo and word to share with those with you and also to share them with us. Take care, one step at a time, one breath at a time, one day at a time.

May she be at peace.

Anna said...

what a wonderful reflection. I think of you daily and pray for your strength each day :)

wendyytb said...

God bless you and comfort you.

Karen Krebsbach said...

God bless you and your family. May you find peace in your memories

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful words for your beautiful daughter. Many prayers for you and your family.

marie said...

Debbie, my heart aches for you and your family. May your daughter be in peace. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. ((hugs)) The photo and card are beautiful.

Rugs and Pugs said...

A beautiful tribute for a beautiful daughter.
May God comfort you in this sad time.
{{hugs}}
Lauren

Jacque. said...

God bless you and yours.

Bobbie said...

God bless you and your family, Deb...beautiful tribute to your daughter

Cheryl said...

How beautiful - such a beautiful tribute for your daughter at this sad time

HomeSpunPrims said...

A beautiful picture and verse Debbie. May God continue to lift you up in your great time of need. My prayers continue for you all. Big hugs, Lori

Kate said...

That's beautiful, Debbie. ♥

Julie Fukuda said...

Letting go is the hardest part. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh Debbie - I am so very sorry...no words I can say will really help during this very sad time, but may you find strength in your memories and may God bless you all. Hugs

Dog Trot Farm said...

Such a lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter...I am so very sorry for your loss...May you find strength in the difficult days a head and peace in the memories you hold so dear...Blessings to you...Julie...

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Debbie. I hope that the passage of time will give you peace with your memories of her.

Carol said...

Your photo of her is so beautiful and I love that poem. Such a sweet tribute to your amazing daughter. Thoughts and prayers to you.

Jennie in GA said...

A beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter. May your pain be replaced by peace and sweet memories in the days to come. God bless you.

kelley said...

What a wonderful tribute to Dani...sending you peaceful thoughts and lots of love...(((hugs)))

Adair said...

I am so sorry you have lost such a beautiful soul. We do not know each other, but as a mother, it pains me to think of what you must be going through. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carole said...

((((Debbie)))) xox

Nancy in MT said...

Such a beautiful tribute and nice to add a personal touch to the service.

Paula DiMattei said...

Such a precious sentiment for your precious daughter...I wish I had just the right words to say to help ease your pain. I wish you and your loved ones comfort and peace and I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy said...

You made Danielle's service so very special. God be with you.
With lots of love,
Kathy

ihook2 said...

What a beautiful verse, Debbie. May you continue to feel God's touch in the weeks and months ahead. He is our strength. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam

Quilt Hollow said...

May you find peace...

The Rusty Thimble said...

My heart aches for you Debbie, I lost your address can you resend it to me please.
Hugs
Brenda

Soggibottom said...

Lots of love Debbie xxxxxxxxxxx

Miccosukee said...

Debbie,

Prayers go out to you and your family. You know I completely understand your pain as I going down the path as well. Warm hugs!!

acorn hollow said...

there just are no words for the sorrow I feel for your loss. thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers
Cathy

Lori said...

Debbie, I cannot imagine what you are going through. My daughter was born in 1986 so they were close in age. Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Debbie,
Your tributes to your daughter are so beautiful. I have a daughter and can not imagine the depth of your loss but offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort in this sad time.

Allie said...

What a beautiful picture and poem. I found this and would like to share it with you....you are ever in my thoughts and prayers, hon.

Gone From My Sight

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. I stand and watch her until at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come together.

Then someone at my side says, “There, she is 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 she is just as able to bear her load of lining freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There, she is gone!”, there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”

And that is dying.
Henry Van Dyke

Lynn Barbadora said...

Such a beautiful tribute from a loving Mom. Hugs!