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Aug 23, 2008

Death is nothing at all

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you,
whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
without the trace of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant,
it is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity,
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
just around the corner.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918
Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

 In Loving Memory of my Mother....

Kathleen Ellen Mac Arthur 4/10/1914 – 12/08/2008


                             Aged 93yrs 10 months 8 days.




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Posted: Saturday August 23, 2008, 7:14 pm
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Kristi K. (2038)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 8:01 pm
My prayers are with you, Ali.

Annelies O. (283)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 8:02 pm
That was a beautful poem. Thanks for sharing this. Sending you my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Your mom seemed like a nice person. Bless her and you, my sweet friend

Jacqueline V. (351)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 8:08 pm
Beautiful Poem Ali.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. *hug*

Vijay Tankha (28)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 8:10 pm
Thank you for sharing this poem with us. Having lost my beloved mother recently I found great solace in these remarkable words of wisdom. I only wish I could have saved it for reading from time to time.

Pami W. (191)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 8:18 pm
A gorgeous tribute to your Mom. God Bless you and yours.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 9:03 pm
Hugs. Thank you Ali for sharing your beautiful Mom.

. (0)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 9:47 pm
That is beautiful Ali. Many blessings to you and yours.
Love, Peace Dreamer

Jessie Cross (295)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 12:04 am
A great tribute. Peace, Ali.

Misty Morning (38)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 3:29 am
Thanks for sharing...That is a beautiful poem isn't it. I am blessed to still have my 92 yr old mum with me, but I know time is short..I don't think we are ever prepared.
God Bless

Mimi J. (121)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 3:41 am
A beautiful poem.
My condolences to you and your family.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 5:31 am
Beautiful poem Ali, thanks for sharing. How are you doing? I'll mail you tomorrow. Love you my dear friend/sis. Be strong and remember I do care and think of you so much. Hugs. Jen

gail dair (0)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 6:20 am
A beautiful poem.
My condolences to you and your family.

Lana S. (373)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 9:25 am
I'm so sorry for your loss. Love you...

Debra Workman (42)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 9:37 am
Your in my prayers my friend remember God loves you & so do I


Susan Hughes (145)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 10:44 am
This is such a lovely poem Ali and I am so sorry for your loss. Mother's are very special and remain in our hearts always. You are in my prayers for strength in the days ahead. Lots of love my friend. Sue

Pat B. (352)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 11:04 am
What a beautiful tribute to your mother. May she be at rest, and you at peace during this time of mourning. prayers always, take care. xox

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 11:25 am
Dear Ali,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take Care,

Nevaeh M. (75)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 1:15 pm
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. your mother will live in your heart forever !God Bless

Ali Hirst (286)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 2:19 pm
Thanks you all of you for your messages here. Blessing Ali xxx

Matthews Thomas (242)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 3:17 pm
Thanks for sharing. We are with you.

Phyllis P. (427)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 5:22 pm
That is beautiful. It is a tough thing losing your parent. I nearly killed me, but thank God it didn't. Be a badge of honor for her.

. (0)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 8:51 pm
my prayers are with you beautiful poem

Dee C. (23)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 8:56 pm
((Ali)) I am so sorry for your loss..My heartfelt condolences to you and to your family..
This was a lovely tribute to your mom..

Julia D. (92)
Monday August 25, 2008, 6:55 am
A beautiful poem. Be blessed, Ali, and so be your mom.

Jonathan Katz (243)
Monday August 25, 2008, 7:14 am
Know she will always be with you Ali.
Thank you for sharing your profound love.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 25, 2008, 2:18 pm
Beautiful Poem, I am very sorry for your loss. may god give you comfort. All my sympathy.

D B. (4)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 7:35 am
Condolances on your loss. Remember, she will allways be with you if you keep her memeory alive.

Ikey Galacticca (284)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 7:55 am
May she rest in peace. We are not the body. It is like a car. We are the owner of the car. When the cars get old, we must get out of them and get new cars. That is what death is.

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 11:17 am
Ali may the Lord give you comfront God bless you. Michael

Nancy M. (62)
Tuesday August 26, 2008, 3:19 pm
Ali, I am sorry for your loss. Please take care

gail dair (0)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 12:29 am
Thanks for sharing Ali take care

Pamela Salomon (255)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 1:48 pm
I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

J Kirby (40)
Wednesday August 27, 2008, 11:30 pm
Sorry to hear about your Mum dear. But am happy to hear you have a new grandchild too! Love, Julie

Jaclin S. (230)
Friday August 29, 2008, 1:06 pm
Dearest Ali these words are most beautiful they are words I received from my cousin after she died of cancer -we were bought up together you see like sisters. However - the letter was left for me and one of her daughters posted it to me for her mother.
It is so right just because they have gone before us - we must still remember them - say their names because we are all still one.
Brightest Blessings Dear One and thanx for sharing.
Love & Light Always Surround You

Ali Hirst (286)
Friday August 29, 2008, 1:52 pm
Thanks again Dear Friends for your messages on Mums passing. As I was bought up a Christian, I know that her soul is around me, and that it is only her body that has gone. She is my first thought when I wake of a morning and my last thought when I look at the brightest star in the sky at night...Your messages have given me a lot of comfort during this past week and I Thank you all...Ali xxx

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 2:56 pm
That is a lovely poem. Thanks for putting it up. God Bless you and yours, and may He grant eternal rest to your loving mother.

Dorothy Cook (2)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 4:09 pm
my prayers are most definately with you and you family GOD will keep you just as he did you mother be at peace GOD will provide!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2008, 4:34 am

Loya Whitmer (14)
Wednesday September 3, 2008, 2:11 am
Sweet poem sweet memory, alive and well
Loya/ Rose

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 12, 2008, 1:30 am
Thank you Helen for sharing this with us all. Mum's are special,and this poem is a lovely tribute to your mum. Just call if you feel like a chat, you have my number


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