Another person who loved others was the Rev’d Patrick Revell, the late husband of one of my Redmaids classmates. He himself was greatly loved and admired. Like myself he didn’t agree with the words of a poem entitled “Death is nothing at all”. Of course it is not nothing at all! After over eighteen years I miss my husband every day.
May I share with you “Patrick’s Prayer', Death is Important?
Death is profoundly important.
I have been on a great journey.
I have begun a wonderful new life.
But you and I are still bound by our love, although parted, we are still the same to each other and always will be.
Remember me as I was.
Talk to me if you like in an open and loving way, no need for solemnity or hushed tones.
Recall those funny moments we shared together.
Let the memory bring a smile to your lips.
Always think of me and pray for me.
Don’t hide me away.
Keep the photographs on display.
Talk naturally, openly.
Life has changed.
Sadness and loss are real. It is foolish to deny them.
But our relationship continues in a new way.
Just because you cannot see me does not mean that I am not very close to you.
One day we shall share this new life together.
All will be well.
If you have read this page, my wish for each of you is a 2019 full of optimism, love and happiness.