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A Package to Heaven funeral reading

By Published On: April 15, 2023Categories: Funeral Readings
This entry is part 40 of 51 in the series Funeral Readings

Here’s the next in my series of funeral readings you might like to consider for your loved one’s funeral or memorial ceremony. Some are sad, some are uplifting, some are comforting; there’s something for everyone here.

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a funeral or memorial ceremony. Sometimes family members or friends desperately want to speak at their loved one’s funeral, but they haven’t got the wherewithal to write something themselves. Readings are a perfect stand-in: your emotions and feelings right there on the page ready for you to contribute.

Remember readings can be adapted – if your favourite reading is written for him, you can change it to her! If it’s written for Mum, you can change it to Dad or Grandma or Grandpa, whatever fits for you. Take out lines that don’t fit your circumstances. I just make sure to introduce such a reading as an adaptation.

 A Package To/From Heaven, author unknown

I have seen this poem in numerous forms: we’re sending a dove to heaven, I’m sending a dove to heaven, and even I’m sending a dove FROM heaven. I’ll pop both the to and from versions below and you can use whatever works best for you. You can even change things like “the years we were able to share” to “the days” or “the months” depending on the age of your person.

We are sending a dove to Heaven,
with a parcel on its wings,
be careful when you open it,
it’s full of beautiful things.

Inside are a million kisses
wrapped up in a million hugs,
to say how much we will miss you
and to send you all our love.

We treasure the love you gave us,
the years we were able to share.
Memories we have together
nothing else can compare.

We will hold you close within our hearts
and there you will remain,
to walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

 

I am sending a dove from Heaven,
with a parcel on its wings,
be careful when you open it,
it’s full of beautiful things.

Inside are a million kisses
wrapped up in a million hugs,
to say how much I miss you
and to send you all my love.

I treasure the love you gave me,
the years we were able to share.
Memories we have together
nothing else can compare.

I will hold you close within my heart
and there you will remain,
So I can walk with you throughout your life
Until we meet again.

 

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