Friday, December 30, 2011


My aunt recently passed away. Her funeral is tomorrow. She was my mother's last living sister. In my aunts final days, her family said that she often talked with her sisters. They wanted her, I think, to come and join them. She wanted to stay as long as possible with her family. I love you Aunt Leona. Here is a poem that I wrote when my mother passed away.

Life’s Passage

The passage of time it seems

Runs quickly like a day.

Eternity has just begun

When this life ebbs away.

Those we love are missed as

Their journey bids them on.

While others come to greet them

With a new eternal dawn.

Our sorrow turns to joy with

A shining gospel ray.

This knowledge gives us hope

And our grief soon fades away.

Thoughts of ever-after are like

Wings upon the soul.

Then, gratefully we turn to God,

He’s our eternal goal.


Valerie Ipson said...

Your poem is beautiful. My mom's last living sister passed away a few months ago, as well. My mom must be so happy to see her sister Lois again. It's very rewarding to know the whole family is together in the spirit world

Susan G. Haws said...

Beautiful and fitting. My mom and my dad's sister are the last of their generation on both sides of my family.