The Sun Shines Bright Today

We buried both my parents today. A poetic end to a life well lived together. Born 3 days apart, married within 3 weeks of meeting, passing away only months apart after 63 years of marriage; being buried together today seemed an appropriate close and we did our best to remember them both in a meaningful way, paying tribute to them and saying our final goodbyes.

As I pooled through hundreds of pictures of their life in prep for my Mom’s memorial yesterday, one thing struck me and these feelings and thoughts I hope I can sustain for the rest of my life.

  • The generation that my parents came from had a way of doing things right. They dressed extremely well, knew how to say the right thing and do the right thing and they lived with pride, heads held high, regardless of how much money they had or what they did for a living.

There are lessons in there for all of us to consider and a way of life to strive for.

To my beloved parents, it’s been a while since I wrote you a poem, so as a final gesture I leave you this –

The sun shines bright today
Warmth on my face
Sorrow in my heart
We say goodbye today
Apologies and Poetry
Bird Song
Grace & Gratitude
Love
The sun shines bright today
Nature, Nurture, Autumn Leaves
Whisperings & Memories
Beloved Dear Ones
Goodbye

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  • dankitti

    dankitti

    Good Sunday Blog this week as usual. I heart your poem. And the picture of them, they should have been starring in a movie musical!

    Good Sunday Blog this week as usual. I heart your poem. And the picture of them, they should have been starring in a movie musical!

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