“How Do We Say Goodbye?” Life

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How Do We Say Goodbye?

The parents go to work and teach their children the best they can,
years of school and ballgames and first cars.
Dad staying up to see if they meet the curfew on thier first date,
then the children marry and go off on their own
Mom and Dad do what they always talked about doing with quality time.
Holiday’s come and its turkey and Carolers,
Grandkids waiting for Santa
Stockings and toys to prepare for the morning to come.
We celebrate life and we sometimes fail to cherish each day we live.
Time passes by so quickly, and then the grandkids are grown.
Mom and Dad stay at home waiting for family to come visit.
Sometimes we find ourselves too busy with our own lives
We say we’ll wait until next year.
Next year comes and goes; still we put off spending quality time
with those who taught us to be who we are now.
Now our parents’ health is failing
We rush to be by their side.
We have forgotten about all the promises we made over the years
Time is passing; sickness and fear take over, us loosing someone so precious
. How do we say good-bye?
How do we let go of the ones who taught us how to love and be on our own?
We rejoice that they are going home and that one day we will see them again
in the greatest of all places
We celebrate each day of their life reminiscing over the good times
We’ll help them pass peacefully without worry or fear
Then we let them go
How do we say goodbye?

We; live each day of our life to the fullest in memory of them.

Copyright @ Barbara C. Rowe 2010


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