No one’s mother really dies

Very beautiful words of wisdom and food for thought are often printed in a funeral service bulletin or one of those little obituary brochures. Phydella “Bunny” Bertsch was the mother of our good friend, Alana Erickson, and Sunday evening at Bunny’s visitation, I read one such reading I had never seen before. I find comfort and hope and peace in the following and if you have just lost your mother, I hope you do, too:

You have never lost your mother

Though you’ve said your last goodbyes

Though there’s heartbreak in the parting

No one’s mother really dies

If you love to hear the old songs

For the memories they bring

It’s because you had a mother

Who taught you how to sing

If you stop to help a neighbor

Search your heart and you will find

It’s because you had a mother

Who taught you to be kind

If you go to church when weary

Seeking God to guide your way

It’s because you had a mother

Who taught you how to pray

No, you never lost your mother

Though you’ve said your last goodbyes

Through your thoughts and deeds she’s living

No one’s mother really dies!

Until  Soon

One thought on “No one’s mother really dies

  1. Dear Naomi,

    I was catching up on your blog and this post really tugged at my heart. It makes me think of my mom and Grandma. I forwarded it along to my mom and she actually said she’d like this poem at her funeral someday. :-)

    Love you lots!
    Bethany

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