She may be gone into this world
but her memories linger
her inner soul transcends
like a wind blowing elsewhere
with its sound and touch to leafy land.
She weathered many trials,
challenges, difficulties throughout her life.
her faith and her good heart,
made her cope with life.
A constant niggle in the back of my mind,
stillness and peace at this time.
even in the silence of my heart
reigns that confidence
about God’s indwelling in my life.
It gives light to what I feel
now that you’re gone, o dear mother!
your message of hope and endurance
remains a compelling force
to keep me going and be thine
O Lord of life, my refuge throughout my life.