Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Graham

Today is Graham's birthday.  My treasured son would be 27 years old.  What a blessing it is to be his mother and to have had him with us for 22 years.  Graham is helping me learn that relationships don't end when the body dies.  Love is the greatest power.  We are eternally connected with our loved ones.  This is what brings me my greatest comfort.   Happy birthday, Graham.  Thank you for being my son.  Our love is always and forever.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Never Far Away

My husband and I decided to go out for dinner tonight.  We went to a local restaurant where we  enjoyed a very good meal.   My husband commented that he thought the atmosphere was pleasant, and  that the music the restaurant was playing wasn't too loud or annoying like music can be at some restaurants.  I agreed and focused more on the song that was playing as he said this.  I kept hearing the line, never far away.  I didn't recognize this song.  When we returned home we were able to find this song on youtube.  I was amazed and delighted with this meaningful song as I listened and read the lyrics.  Graham's birthday is in a few days.  I believe this song was a message of love he wanted his mom and dad to hear at a particularly bittersweet time of the year. Thank you, Graham.  You always let us know that you are never far away. 

My son's birthday would have been three days from when I originally posted this last night.  I'm adding this edit because I believe that Graham wanted to give his mom and dad this message of love at this particularly bittersweet time of year.  I went to bed last night with this thought in mind.  At 1:23 AM this morning my husband and I were awakened with 4 doorbell rings from our motion activated alarm in the basement!  The alarm bells have gone off at different times since Graham died, often around significant dates. When it first happened we were frightened that someone was in our basement.  Now we know that it is Graham letting his presence be known.  I think that Graham wanted to make doubly sure that we received his message.

"Never Far Away" by Rush of Fools:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Love to You in Heaven

Peace to you my darling,
And love and joy and light,
May everything you experience in Heaven,
Bring you pleasure and delight.

I blow you loving kisses,
Imagining them with wings,
I see you smiling as you receive them,
With all the love they bring.

All I ever wanted,
As your mother while you were here,
Was for you to be happy,
As you grew from year to year.

Heaven is not where I imagined,
That you would now be,
I thought you would remain on earth,
Sharing your life with me.

Thoughts and dreams and lifetime plans,
Are more fragile than we know,
In a moment our dearest wishes,
May vanish like melting snow.

Living here is what is difficult,
I know that you are fine,
Thank you for the precious gift,
For the time that you were mine.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jenn Bostic's "Jealous of the Angels"

Here is a wonderful picture of an angel that Graham took at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.  It is a great picture to use with this lovely song.   Yes, Graham, I am jealous of the angels.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Second Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference

I just returned home after a wonderful weekend at the Second Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference in Virginia Beach, organized by Terri Daniel.  It was a great weekend filled with love and inspiration.  The conference was divided into three main areas of interest, bereavement, spiritual exploration, and academic study and scientific research into the afterlife.  Some of the leading figures in these areas presented fascinating information and workshops.  I'd recommend that you seriously consider attending next year's conference if you can.  The two locations being considered for the third Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference next spring are St. Louis, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon.  My book was available for sale at the conference book store.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Favorite Store

Here I am pictured with my book, "A Mother's Tears- Poems of Heartbreak, Loss, and Discovery" in my favorite store in Richmond-Alchemists Books and Gifts.
Resource center for relaxation, stress relief and self-empowerment, with books,inspirational gifts,unique jewelry and other tools for transformation.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Grieving Mothers

Grieving mothers with broken hearts,
Living lives that have been torn apart,
Struggling to take each day as it comes,
Mourning the loss of their treasured ones.

Isolated, feeling overwhelmed and alone,
Longing for children who will never come home,
Wondering constantly as to why,
They are a mother who had their child die.

It’s a world turned upside down,
Nothing can be done to change it around,
Wanting yesterday, not the lives they have now,
If it could only be possible somehow.

Love is the comfort, love doesn’t end,
Love is the constant on which to depend,
Eternally connected with a mother child bond,
Love gives the strength for mothers to live on.