“Just keep living, until you feel alive again.”

On Tuesday, we farewelled a wonderful man and friend, also dear husband of one of my very special nursing girlfriends, Libby. No words will take away her pain, and life alone, rambling around in their big home will feel desolate and empty for a long time… We loved Tony, and still love you Libby, and of course, and will support you always. R.I.P. forever. dear Tony. This beautiful poem to his family and friends was quoted on the funeral service card:

Goodbye to my  family, my life is past,
I loved you all to the very last,
weep not for me, but courage take,
love each other for my sake,
for those you love don’t go away,
they walk beside you every day.

Watching an old episode of Call The Midwife last night, this quote to Jenny, whose beloved had died, also resonated with me deeply:

“Just keep living, until you feel alive again.”

6 thoughts on ““Just keep living, until you feel alive again.”

  1. “Just keep living, until you feel alive again.” Wow, poignant words – my youngest brother’s 1st anniversary of death is fast approaching – good thing that memories live in our hearts and keep our loved ones alive for us. Thanks Kate as always.

  2. Yet another crosses over Kate. So sorry there has been so many leaving your life recently. Stay on course and keep pushing forward on your mission. That is what will keep you whole 🙂 Blessings…VK ❤

    • It is one of the things about ageing that is less than thrilling… but, it will happen to all of us, and so we have to learn how to accept death, and celebrate those we lose. In some small way, continuing to love them after they are gone, keeps them alive… love and hugs to you VK xox

  3. A new star is shining brightly in the night sky, looking down on Libby and her family – this is her husband Tony keeping an eye on his loved ones. Hugs to you xxxx

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