Graveyard #BlogFlash2012

Hi, it’s Day 17 of the #BlogFlash2012 challenge and today’s prompt is Graveyard. I’m dedicating this post to my wonderful parents.

 

Graveyard

 

I walk into the graveyard with mixed feeling; the grey clouds overhead matches my mood.

I reach their gravestone; sorrow conflicting with a sense of peace within me. I gaze at the grass; wooden boxes holding their remains too deep to be seen. I raise my eyes to the inscriptions forever engraved in my brain; a solitary tear rolls down my cheek.

I know they aren’t there – only their bodies – their spirits roamed free in a better world, one without pain where they’ll be forever young.

Their spirits roam free

I feel them, guardian angels beside me, giving comfort, love, strength. Forever in my heart.

Guardian Angel

Inscription 1 (on my Dad’s headstone)

Loving you was easy, we did it every day, losing you is a heartache, that will never go away

Inscription 2 (on my Mum’s headstone)

A bouquet of beautiful memories, sprinkled with millions of tears, wishing that God could have spared you, if just for a few more years.

 

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17 thoughts on “Graveyard #BlogFlash2012

  1. I am honestly terrified of losing my parents. I just can’t imagine life without them, my mom especially. We lost my mother-in-law last year, way too soon, and it is hard for me to think of my girls without one of their grandmas. She never even got to meet my baby, although she made her a blanket when she was not in the hospital.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Hi Angela, Sorry for loss. I was too and words can’t describe how I felt when I lost them. It took me a long time to lose the feeling of loneliness and aloneness and it was something I had to face alone. It was the most difficult time of my life and I felt I couldn’t talk to anyone as they couldn’t know how I felt. I didn’t know anyone who had been through it without the benefit of siblings to lean on. I still have my down days, but they’re very occasional now.
      All I can say to you is make the most of every single second you have with them as they are so precious and never leave anything unsaid. You never know what’s around the corner and I would hate for you to look back with regret in your heart, saying if only I’d told them…If only I’d said ….
      I was lucky, I had the time to say everything I wanted to my parents before they died so I can look back without regrets, but not everyone gets that chance.

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