Monday, August 22, 2011

~IN MEMORY OF NINI~

In memory of "Nini," wife, mother, sister, grandmother, friend and mother in-law. Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no differences into your tone. Wear no formed air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without any effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it meant. There is an absolute unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just 'round the corner. All is well.

Passage taken from Rosamunde Pilcher's book "September"

22 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope all your happy memories can comfort you during this time. That passage is beautiful, it is one of my favorites. Take care friend.

Mary

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie ~
I am so sorry. Heartfelt condolences being sent to you!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful words to be taken to heart and treasured.
May a peace that surpasses all understanding be yours today and may Nini find her place card at the table of the Lord and feast well today!
Thinking of you...
Tina xo

Jemm said...

That is beautiful. It is so true. So sorry for your loss.

Kim said...

Julie,
I am so sorry for your loss. That passage you shared is beautiful. Those are great thoughts. Until I read to the end, I though perhaps she had written it.
Kim

Farm Girl said...

Lovely sentiments. I am so glad you have good memories of her and that is always such a blessing.
Will pray for you my friend,

acorn hollow said...

So sorry for your loss I love that passage and read it at my mothers memorial. The book was wonderful also.
Cathy

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

hi julie...these words meant alot to me...i lost my mother 5 years ago on the 10th of august and my dad 47 years ago today...

thank you

sending love,
kary and teddy

xx

Julia said...

Hugs... JB

Eve said...

Very touching words. So sorry for your loss. Hug Bill for me.

lilraggedyangie said...

Im am so sorry for your loss ! May God grant you peace in happy memories in the coming days and ease your pain ! Hugs lil raggedy angie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Dear Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Susan

from me to thee......... said...

So sorry for your loss, hugs and thoughts for you and your family...

Margy said...

What a beautiful thought, I hope you don't mind I borrowed it. My heart goes out to you as I know your pain. Sending a hug.

Linda said...

Sorry to hear of you loss, will be thinking of you and your family.

Terry and Linda said...

I'm so sorry. Times like these are ever so very hard.

Linda
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Larkrise garden girl said...

What beautiful words! My heart goes out to you,Cheri

Pondside said...

I'm sorry for your loss - but what wonderful words you've found for consolation.

C. M. Designs said...

I'm so sorry that you've lost someone who has meant so much to you. Thank you soooo much for posting this passage rom Ms. Pilcher's book.. It expresses exactly how I feel about having lost so many of my loved ones, including pets.. I lost my Dad 32 years ago, my husband 19 years ago and my Mom 17 years ago.. They are all still with me in my heart and mind. Hugs for you and Homer

Kirsten said...

So sorry for your loss. That's a beautiful passage--it really touches me. Thanks for sharing it.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh my, i am so sorry about your loss. i love this passage and i am very glad you posted it as it gives me comfort and is an affirmation of what i believe. blessings and a big hug...

rockriverstitches said...

Julie, So sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful passage that you posted.

Hugs,
Tammy