For my lovely Granny, whose funeral is today. My Grandfather chose this poem and dedicated to their children. I don't know who wrote it but I think it's just right for this very sad occasion.
You can shed tears that she has gone, or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, or you can close your eyes and see all that she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of the love you have shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow because of yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.