Goodbye and Hello - To Love and Let Go
To my mother, Rachel Hover
on Sunday, November 3, 2002 from Nancy
I'm trying to say I love you with words - and a kiss.
I'm trying to say goodbye, and how much you'll be missed.
I'm trying to write a poem for you, but ending with a list.
I`m trying to paint a picture of how you'll always be.
Alive and well, in my heart, whenever what I see
Reminds me... We loved
Daffodils in the spring
The smell of fresh baked bread
Walking in the woods
Cracking hickory nuts
Violets and trilliums
Making hollyhock dolls
Feeding giraffes - and birds!
The shapes of Sassafras leaves
Swimming the side stroke
Dressing "Egyptian" on Halloween
Reading more books!
lilies of the Valley
Being at "home"
Anything hand-made, with love.
The list of loved and lost is long.
But angels sing a welcome song!
I'm sad, and glad, to let you go.
I'll miss the way you said,