A Wedding Sandwich

Well it’s been an emotional (but rewarding) couple of weeks with a wedding sandwiched between 2 funerals. 1st was Sarah’s Grans funeral (see 🌹Beautiful Rosa🌹) then my sisters wedding (see My Sisters Wedding) and today we celebrated Sarah’s Spiritual guide & support Audrey Broderick’s life at a beautiful and moving memorial service. During the service Audrey had requested a poem to be read and i thought i’d share it with you….

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

David Harkins, © 1981

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

27 Responses to “A Wedding Sandwich”

  1. Great post. I love the poem.

  2. That’s an awesome poem. Thank you so much for sharing it. Very touching. 🙂

  3. I know you are not the poet, but I would end this lovely poem with the words, “smile, open your eyes, love and live!” simply because I detest the “moving on” metaphor.

  4. This is very touching and I actually just saved that poem to tuck into my bible. Thank you

  5. Thank you so much … i will save this, especially as i remember my Dad on Father’s Day. I’m sorry for your losses but i’m grateful for this hope-filled poem that you’ve shared.

  6. Beautiful poem. Blessings to you and your family Steve.

    • Sherri, a huge thank you as always! It’s always a blessing to know you’ve visited, liked and left a lovely encouraging comment! God bless you. 🙂

  7. May Audrey rest in peace.

  8. I really appreciate the poem , Steve. Thank you so much for sharing it in the midst of so much happening.

  9. It’s really beautiful and a good reminder when those we love pass on… Diane

  10. How beautiful and comforting…

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