Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there: I did not die

Mary Elizabeth Frye


Friends may think that we have forgotten
When at times they see us smile
Little do they know the heartache
That our smile hides all the while.

Beautiful memories are wonderful
They last till the longest day
They never wear out, they never get lost
And can never be given away.

To some you may be forgotten
To others a part of the past
But to those who love and lost you
Your memory will always last!!




 "I'll lend to you, for a little while, a child of mine," He said,

"for you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead. 

It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or three,

but will you 'til I call him back, take care of him for Me? 

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,

you'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief. 

I cannot promise he will stay, as all from earth return,

but there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.

I've looked the wide world over in my search for teacher true,

and from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,

I have selected you. 

Now will you give him all your love - not think the labor vain,

nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again." 


I fancied that I heard them say,

'Dear Lord, thy will be done,

for all the joy this child shall bring,

the risk of grief we'll run. 

We'll shower him with tenderness

and love him while we may,

and for the happiness we've known,

forever grateful stay. 

And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,

we'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.


-Author Unknown

Our Angels






Sumter, South Carolina