for a dear sister halfway around the world
wishing you a safe journey home
i am holding you in my heart
shining a white light to guide your brother,
gently, to the other side.
i surround you with love and strength
in a desperate attempt to shield you from your pain;
wishful thinking, i know,
for there is no way to get through it
but to grieve, mourn, cook, and love.
as the day is bleak around me
as the wind blows right through me
i mourn for you and for your family
as you deal with all you have lost;
i continue to embrace you, with tears in my eyes.
sister of my heart, sister of my soul
for all the times you’ve comforted me
for all the times you’ve listened to me
for all the times you’ve made me laugh
i am here, fiercely, waiting to hear from you.
words are all i have to comfort you
as little as they may be in this case,
i offer them without reservation
plus unwavering support and love
as you say your final goodbyes.
P.S. Two videos for you:
First is Girlyman’s Say Goodbye.
The second is The Storys’ Journey’s End. I can’t get it to embed properly, so I just linked it. My thoughts are with you.