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An angel passed this way

>> Sunday, January 2, 2011

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”.

                                             Thomas Campbell

Sheri Susan Thomas

Death is nothing at all.

I have only slipped away to the next room.

I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other,

That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.

Speak to me in the easy way

which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone.

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed

at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, and think of me. Pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word

that it always was.

Let it be spoken without effect.

Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.

It is the same that it ever was.

There is absolute unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of mind

because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.

For an interval

somewhere. Very near.

Just around the corner.

              Henry Scott Holland

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

We treasure the memory of Sheri, our daughter in law, who left us forever this day last year. I can’t write anything more about her. My daughter used to tell me “ Acha, you love her more than me”.

And she loved us all in her own special ways. She was just an angel who lost her way.


Insignia January 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

I am at loss of words. I am sorry; may peace be with her and I would pray the Almighty to give you the strength.

kochuthresiamma p .j January 2, 2011 at 9:17 PM  

terribly sorry to hear about your daughter in law. i knew she was ailing (from one of your comments) and tho i hadnt the courage to ask,i used to wonder how she was, and also pray for her.
may her soul rest in peace.

dashboy12 January 2, 2011 at 9:33 PM  

Until this moment i never understood the real meaning of loss. On this day we should remember her in a joyous way as she will not like us crying and being sad. Praying her memory will always be a treasure to all.

Alka January 2, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

May God give you the strength to move on..She must have been a wonderful person...

Anil P January 2, 2011 at 11:47 PM  

While what Thomas Campbell says makes perfect sense, it's nevertheless not easy at all to let go once you're forced, by circumstances, to actually let go. But still it offers some consolation that can and does ease a life hard to survive at those moments that remind one of the one who lost their way.

Sad to learn of the loss, even sadder to learn of what it must mean to you having to live with the loss. Hope you find the strength in the wonderful memories from time past.

Happy Kitten January 3, 2011 at 12:04 AM  

May the Almighty give you the strength to bear the loss and may your Angel continue to inspire others.

Balachandran V January 3, 2011 at 4:09 AM  

Though you had spoken to me about her, now I realize the depth of your sorrow. My heartfelt condolences!

A January 3, 2011 at 6:03 AM  

Dr Antony,

Very sorry to hear about it. Very touching write up. Felt very sad but somewhere I felt good that your Daughter in Law was lucky to have parents in law like yourself.

anilkurup January 3, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

"Each death is an opportunity to be awake"
Move on . Do we have another alternative ?
Time and time alone will be of help.

Easier said than done isn't it so ?

Heavenly Muse January 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM  

very touchy.
this poem reminds me all the deaths i saw in my life,all the loved ones i saw departing to other world.Its really impressive how this simple poem changed the view of death altogether.
thanks for sharing such optimistic views.

NRIGirl January 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

If only we could... - like the poem suggests...
Wishing you happy memories of her...

Elizabeth January 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM  

Sheri was a wonderful person, an angel on earth. I have never heard her speak ill of anyone in this world. Her loving smile used to spread so much happiness around her...guess there won't be enough words to describe her.

May God bless her soul and keep her very next to HImself in His heavenly abode

Srivalli January 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM  

Dr. Antony, So sorry for your loss..no words to console..but hope you are strong enough to move on..

Rachna January 4, 2011 at 12:06 AM  

God give you the strength to bear the loss. Keep her in your heart and memories always and love her as you do now. May God bless her soul.

Rohan January 4, 2011 at 1:40 AM  

Heartiest condolence...

kochuthresiamma p .j January 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
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kochuthresiamma p .j January 4, 2011 at 10:02 AM  

i saw your daughter in law's picture in the Manorama today.
i understand from the comments here that she was a wonderful person.

Harman January 4, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

its very sad!..such a cute face ..sweet personality she looks..God bless her soul and give strength to the family to bear the loss of this cute little angel!
my sympathy with you Sir!

The Panorama January 4, 2011 at 12:32 PM  

My condolences to you and your family. This was a very moving post. God bless her.

Jay January 5, 2011 at 3:07 AM  

May God bless her soul..My heartfelt condolences...!
Tasty appetite

Bikramjit January 5, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

very sorry to hear about your daughter in law, my condolensces Sir...

May god bless her soul and give you al lthe strength to bear the loss...

....Petty Witter January 5, 2011 at 7:17 AM  

What a beautiful tribute, your love shows in your choice of verse, in your every word.

Margaret Cloud January 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM  

A very nice poem and sorry about Sheri, she is indeed beautiful. It is always sad to have a loved one pass on. Our heart aches forever and memories are cherished more.

Neena Sharma January 6, 2011 at 1:41 AM  

Sorry to hear about it. May God rest her soul in peace and give you and your family members the strength to move on.

dr.antony January 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

To all my friends
Thanks for all the kind words.I have always felt
that good things in life do not last long.Sheri was too good to be true.Time can probably heal most wounds.At times like this,good friends and consoling words really help.
I am thankful to all of you.

pinky1234 January 22, 2011 at 1:39 PM  

Yes its true...u used to love her more than me....but i loved her tooo !!! Its true...she was and is tooo good to b true! Love her and miss her terribly!!!

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