Wednesday, May 4, 2011

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

Mommy & Iva (1998)

This morning one of the kindest and most loving woman I know passed on.  Iva was my mom's best friend, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and someone who touched my life and heart.  The sadness of her being gone is unbearable, but we find peace knowing that her memory and spirit will live on with us forever.
We love you, Iva, and always will.

Mommy, Iva and I...1998.  Praha.

We can shed tears that she is gone
Or we can smile because she has lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that she will come back
Or we can open our eyes and see all that she has left.
Our hearts can be empty because we can't see her
Or we can be full of the love that we shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or we can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
We can remember her and only that she is gone
Or we can cherish her memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our mind, be empty and turn our backs, 
Or we can do what she would want us to:
Smile, open our eyes, 
Love, and go on.