I know it’s the month of love.
Love is there whether someone is with you or not. It may be distance that keeps you apart. It may be something more… like death.
Just because a soul departs from this world, it doesn’t mean that we stop loving them.
This morning I was greeted by the news that one of my cousin brothers had passed away. He was a gentle soul, a wonderful person. A supportive father and loving grandad.
He’s been holding on by a string for a few days… but he slipped away this morning.
I’m hurting. I’m sad. But I’m not crying. He wouldn’t have wanted that. My memories of him will live in my mind until it’s my time to go. The stories I tell of him will ensure he lives on in my children too.
I may feel down, but thinking of him will always bring a smile on my face.
Loss – a Tanka
The sadness grows deep
You left a gap hard to fill
Sleep tight big brother
Our love for you will remain
Though you walk with us no more