Many years ago, my mom passed and my brother and I were given the privilege and honor to clear out her lovely home. One day, while clearing out her books for donation, I came across this letter poem tucked into the pages of one of my mom's favorite books. I don't know where she got it. But since it is Mother's Day, I wanted to share this with you. After reading the letter poem, it resonated with me and my brother and helped us, push through and let go of the sadness and rejoice in her life.
Treasured Greetings from Mom in Heaven Poem
To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me,
When I am gone, release me. Let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy, we had so many years.
I gave you my love and 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 alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless those memories in 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 my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome You Home".
Isn't it lovely? Makes me tear up every time I read it. I have added an image below if you wish to share it.
Though the letter poem can be for anyone who passed, I related it more to my mom. I think I may add it to my personal documents so my kids will also have the opportunity to read it.
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I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with or without your mother! If your mother has passed, please comment below what valuable lesson did she teach you. I would love to hear from you.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely poem. Poetry has such uplifting power and each poem is always a gift to the world.
What a beautiful poem!
I had to say farewell to my Mom in January last year. She taught me pretty much everything and when she was gone, for months she was more present in my life than while alive. Loving unconditionally is probably the most valuable of her lessons, aside of raising me to be very practical.
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What a beautiful poem! A good friend of mine just lost her mother last week and I've been searching for something to say in a card to her. Now I know. Thank you for sharing this with us.
It will be 24 years this fall since my Mum died. She taught me many things, but the most important was to be myself, and never give up on my dreams. Lovely poem, thank you for sharing Sabrina, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Can't imagine that you could have read that dry eyed.
My mom passed away 3 years ago. She taught me many, many lessons in life. However, it was her journey with cancer that inspired me to do the work I do now and teach people how to be healthy. So without her, I wouldn't be on this track in life that I love.
Beautiful, heartfelt poem thank you for sharing
What a lovely poem and sentiment! I hope you had a beautiful and restful Mother's Day.
Thank you for sharing this meaningful poem. I have shared it to Pinterest and Twitter.
This is absolutely beautiful! And what a wonderful day to share it. There is so much comfort in those words.
It's a beautiful poem. My mother died in 2003. She taught me so much that it's hard to identify just one or two things. I suppose the biggest are kindness and faith and that people matter more than things.
What a beautiful poem. It has made me feel a little emotional. We all know that one day our parents will pass but nothing prepares you for that pain.
My mother passed in 1996. It would be next to impossible for me to tell you about a lesson I learned from her, because there is so much of her in me that I don't know what was learned and what I was born with. One thing I know for sure is that I got my love of reading from my mother.
That is a great love to have learned from your mother. Thanks for commenting.