Brave and Beautiful by Julie Gibbons | Jan 9, 2013 | Self Discovery 11.09.1945 – 07.01.2013 Love you always, mama. 14 Comments Dale Power on January 10, 2013 at 11:07 am Julie, Your mother had much to be proud of with you for a daughter. What a gift to share that last journey with her. You will never regret it. When my mom died, a friend gave me this poem. Over the years I have shared it with others and come back to it periodically. It has always given me comfort. I hope you like it. To Those I Love To go along the Silent Way, grieve not, Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk Of me as if I were beside you, for Who knows but that I shall be oftentime? I’d come, I’d come, could I but find the way! But would not tears and grief be barriers? And when you hear a song I used to sing Or see a bird I love – let not the thought Of me be sad, for, I am loving you Just as I always have… You were so good To me… So many things I wanted still To do… so many things to say to you, Remember that I did not fear… It was Just leaving you I could not bear to face… We cannot see beyond… but this I know I loved you so – t’was heaven here with you. Isla Paschal Richardson Reply Julie Gibbons on January 14, 2013 at 10:47 am Oh, Dale. Thank you. Thank you for your words and the poem. This is going in my journal. For I believe it is very true xo Reply rain on January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm crying as i type this. much love to you. <3<3<3 Reply Julie Gibbons on January 14, 2013 at 10:48 am Dearest Rain. I know. Thank you for your much appreciated contribution to our #secretloveproject – mum was much moved by it. She wasn’t a big reader, but she read the book from beginning to end. Our love back to you xo Reply Margaret Abraham on January 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm Death is not the end Julie but a beginning. A celebration of what you shared together can go on in your heart forever. Warm wishes. Reply Julie Gibbons on January 14, 2013 at 10:49 am Those warm wishes are most definitely appreciated, Margaret. Thank you xo Reply Vera on January 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm I’m so sorry Julie X Reply Julie Gibbons on January 14, 2013 at 10:49 am Thanks Vera. Thanks for saying so xo Reply Trece Wyman on January 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm So deeply sorry for your loss. Reply Julie Gibbons on January 14, 2013 at 10:50 am I appreciate your saying so, Trece. Thanks so much xo Reply Lisa - the mountain mermaid on January 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm What a beautiful poem – to invoke the happy, wonderful memories of your mum! Much love to you dear Julie! xox Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.