The Art of Letting Go

There really is no art on letting go, it’s hard and it hurts.  But there is a ritual or symbolism on how to release or let go. 
Release the Dove 
Release the dove

Release the dove

 Ella is the granddaughter of my cousin, Francis.  Being Father’s day, this is how they celebrated it, in the cemetery, to celebrate the life of Francis.   They did the same thing last year, July 1 when Francis left the earth.  He was 61. 


In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill 
 It broke my heart to lose you
 But you didn’t go alone
 For part of me went with you
 The day God took you home 
 Things will never be the same
 And all though it hurts so bad
 I will smile whenever I hear your name
 And be proud you were my Dad 
Poem written by Jacquie – Ella’s Mom, Francis’ daughter 
Now, I can’t truly say Happy Father’s Day.  All I can say to them is treasure the memories you had with your Dad.  You are lucky to have Francis. 
What made me say that?  Well, I grew up without a father and hardly have any memories of him.  But that doesn’t stop me from being happy with others who have a father.

31 thoughts on “The Art of Letting Go

  1. What a loving post, this poem is so wonderful, and it says exactly what I feel for my dad. Letting go is hard and we will always have the love for our loved ones even when they do not dwell with us anymore. Thank you for posting this compassionate post!

  2. Very nice and touching poem … I lost a dear friend who was only 27 years young. I miss him terribly sometimes. That poem is healing … thank you! 🙂

  3. That’s a great poem.

    I have never heard of anyone going to the cemetery on father’s day, but there you have it. I am sorry you grew up without a father. It DOES make a difference.

      • Thanks for saying my gravatar is gone – I didn’t realise. Will look into it.

        MANY thanks!

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