Parent's Resource Center

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let go.  I have so many things to see and do.  You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.  I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust.  It's only for a while that we must part, so keep the memories within your heart.  I won't be far away, for life goes on.

So if you need me, call, and I will come.  Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.

And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear all of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way, I'll greet you with a smile, and say "WELCOME HOME."

                                                                                                       Author Unknown