A Journey of Remembrance; Day 4

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Day 4

Today we completed the process of taking care of Mum's earthly remains. Since the funeral and cremation, her ashes have been in the living room of our close family friends, Sue and Murray. Her wish had been to have her ashes interred in the churchyard of St Mary le Tower Church, where she worshipped from 1963 until her death. In a simple ceremony, attended by the close friends who supported Mum in her final years, we fulfilled that wish.

Finality

White powder in black earth.

Ashes to ashes

Dust to dust

Ache in heart.

The body that bore me in the womb

Nursed me at the breast

Held me on warm lap

Dust you are

To dust you shall return.

Your earthly remains

Rest by the path

Where bells peal,

Summoning worshippers

Choristers process

Brides walk

Mourners stand

Flowers offer welcome.

Mother

Your warm voice

Always in my ears

Your love

Always protecting

Your eyes in my eyes

Your wisdom in my heart

Until I too

Return to dust.

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