Thursday, March 25, 2010


You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love your shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he's gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what he'd want.

1 comment:

Mark's Mommy said...

I have these thoughts everyday as I struggle with the decision to move on or sit in my grief and despair.

Most days, it is easier to give in to the sorrow. For me, it takes so much effort to try and live my life without the piece of me that went with Mark when he died.

It is a constant battle for all of us who have lost a child...thank you for putting it into words.