I have just returned from the remembrance service of a friend. My late husband was his best man~(his wife our bridesmaid) and I paid my respects for us both. Emotions are understandably running high but this poem was read out and I felt the need to place it here.
You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray he will 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 happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live for yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is 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 would want: Smile,open your eyes, love and go on.
Rest peacefully Dave, you will be missed.
(lost to cancer 2.9.15)