Words of Solace
When I am gone
Then set me free.
Let me go.
There are so many things for me to see.
Be grateful for the good times
We were allowed to spend together.
I have given you my love,
And you do not know
How much joy you have brought to me.
I thank you for the love
You have given me.
But it is time now
To go on alone.
If your grief helps you, so grieve.
And then grief gives way to faith.
We must only separate for a while.
Therefore, hold on to the memories in your heart.
I will never be far from you.
So if you need me, call for me –
And I will be there.
Even if you cannot touch or see me,
I am close to you –
And if you listen with your heart,
Then you will feel my love all around you,
Very close and clear.
And when it is time for you
To take this journey alone,
I will greet you with a smile
And welcome you to your new home.
(Prayer of an unknown dying person)
At our home on March 24, 2018, as in the years before, 150 candles will be burning.