My dear child
I can see your tears
Please know I help wipe them
And calm your fears
I know you think of me
As you drink your morning cup
And when you want to talk to me
You always look 'up'.
I'm closer than you think my love
I'm with you every day
I'm always in your heart
But am with you in other ways.
I am the birds who sing above
I'm the butterfly who dances for you
I am the stars up in the sky
I am the morning dew.
I am the rainbow after the storm
The one that makes you smile
I'm the one who wraps my arms around you
When you think things aren't worthwhile.
Perhaps you can feel me on those days
As I gently wrap around you,
I notice the smile come over your face
And am sure you feel me too.
I'm the breeze that cools you on a hot day
I'm the laughter you hear in the park
I'm the first star you see in the sky
Right when it starts to get dark.
I'm with you in so many ways my love
I hope you feel it too;
While death may have taken me from this earth,
It could never keep me from you.
Love always, Mom/Mother/Mum
This lovely poem was written by Kimi Tervydis, one of the many loving and wise women at griefnet.org, for all of us that were struggling with Mother's Day this year. " To all my friends who have lost their mom. I wrote this for you.
Much love to you all always, Kimi" 'the rainbow after the storm The one that makes you smile' was taken in Scotland by my friend Michelle, whom i hope to persuade to post its story sometime. (sea the comments) 'the butterfly who dances for you' is from my mom's memORRial-DesertFlight-May2007. 'the birds who sing above' are from TempleGaia, TheTreeWebO'Life-a work in progress-which when posted will come in as May 2007. 'the stars up in the sky' are from BlueTaRA-a work coming soon to a blog near you! 'the morning dew' is also a part of DesertFlight-May2007-the section of the 'sheep bag' that i got in Ireland, the land of some of my ancestors. 'While death may have taken me from this earth' was the line that inspired the use of this balloon heart sent to me by the lovely Ginny, another one of the grieftnet.org ladies, on the occasion of Virginia Tech. Perhaps she too will post its story one day. It seems that balloons have also beecome a popular commemoRAtion ritual amoungst many at griefnet.org 'the first star you see in the sky Right when it starts to get dark' is the ever so lovely double crystal lotus at the center of the balloon heart. (sea RAinBowTaRA-March2007)