I was catching up on a website I’ve subscribed to for years but don’t get to read every day. It’s a sight that normally sends a clean joke a day, most of which make me smile but some I keep for future use in sermons or to tell my nine year old son. Once in a while they send a serious post, which is what I found today one dealing with death and grieving which I found so compelling I’m posting it here, with all credit to the author Heather Kallus. Enjoy…
BYE FOR NOW
By Heather Spears Kallus
Goodbye seems so final – seven letters in a row,
“Bye for now” feels better – this I do know.
When parting ways from this earth or simply for the day,
Bye for now is comforting – that I must say.
Bye for now provides a chance to meet again somehow,
To give or get another hug – that time, it will allow.
Bye for now offers hope to all the ones we love,
That simple phrase might be a gift directly from above.
Days can feel oh so long, but years are short indeed,
Ask anyone who’s lost a love – “Just one more day,” we plead.
All the memories in our hearts, tucked away, we keep,
Special ones leave a mark, one that’s surely deep.
So, let’s not say goodbye. Let’s change the way we part,
Let’s say, “Bye for now.” It’s softer on the heart.
Whether it is in a text, long e-mail, or note,
Let it be remembered – bye for now is what we wrote.
Or when our time on earth has met its final date,
It’s bye for now, not goodbye – see you at The Gate!
Copyright 2016 Heather Spears Kallus. Permission is granted to send this to others, but not for commercial purposes.