Below is a beautiful poem that I found in my Granny’s cookbook after she died. This is not meant to be a depressing post but the poem is worth a look. I’ve edited is slightly to reflect the changes she made in her version:
I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams to you
whom I have treasured beyond gold and precious gems.
I give you what no thief can steal, the memories of our times together:
the tender, love-filled moments,
the successes we have shared,
the times that brought us closer together
and the roads we have walked side by side.
Fear not nor grieve at my departure, you whom I have loved so much,
for my roots and yours are forever intertwined.
– by Edward Hayes