I remember your mom from years ago.
She was so funny and warm.
I am so sorry for your loss -
That the time has come to mourn.

I miss my mom too
And understand your grief.
Keeping memories alive
Is comforting to me.

Her recipes saved,
Tattered, torn and bent.
Long ago memorized,
But read once again.

I find myself laughing aloud
As her voice fills my head.
I remember her expressions
And words she often said.

Keep her with you always
Through the things she held close and dear.
Then you will always feel
That in some way she is still here.