Monday, February 6, 2012


Jeanette Joan MacAloney (Levy), November 30th, 1939 - January 24th, 2012

The last 15 months have been very difficult for me and my family; Mom's illness, slow diagnoses, surgery, nursing home placement and lastly, her passing. Even though I knew for months that my Mom was dying, it still shocked me when it happened. My Mom was also a wife, grandmother, aunt and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her. Below is a poem Mom chose for her service.

Grieve Not For Me

Grieve not for me, though I am gone,
For I am with you still.
God grant you the strength to carry on
And Understand his will.

A soft tear shed from time to time,
Will ease your sorrowed mind.
But live your life as fully
As you helped me live mine.

Time will heal the hurting heart,
Faith will see you through.
There's still a life for you to live,
With courage, I leave you.

Remember me with thoughts of peace.
Live each day with your heart.
Grieve not for me, though I am gone,
We're never far apart.

Thanks Mom, for everything.


Lynda said...

Beautiful blog Angie - I am sure your Mom is looking down proudly smiling at you.

Anita said...

Beautiful poem!


Teena in Toronto said...

Lovely poem, Angie.