Mathew Jacob Riley, May 9, 1996 - April 20, 2013. This is a celebration and remembrance of his life. This is a place where I certainly hope that other mothers will find some hope, some peace. We as a family will never experience life quite the same without our beloved Mathew, but if we can persuade another heart to find hope, than our Mathew will live on forever!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
My Grief is Like a River
My grief is like a river--
I have to let it flow, But I myself determine Just where the banks will go.
Some days the current takes me In waves of guilt and pain, But there are always quiet pools Where I can rest again.
I crash on rocks of anger-- My faith seems faint indeed, But there are other swimmers Who know that what I need
Are loving hands to hold me When the waters are too swift, And someone kind to listen When I just seem to drift.
Grief's river is a process Of relinquishing the past. By swimming in Hope's channels I'll reach the shore at last.