Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test-
Time and change-are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow grey,
Friendship never knows decay.
Dearest Mum, you always loved this poem,
and taught me the value of friendship,
You were our dearest friend, and you remain with us always in spirit,
Since we have parted, new friendships have flourished,
like you said they would.
With deepest love John, Maria, Steve
Jamie, David and Matthew
Audio choice: Watermark - Enya