Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Father-in-Law

My beloved father in law passed away today.  This was totally unexpected and we are in complete shock.  He was an awesome man that wanted nothing more than to see his family happy.  He was willing to do whatever he could to help.  He was taken away from us much too soon.  He will be dearly missed, heaven again an angel today...

This poem I think is s perfect description of him and how (I believe) he felt after the loss of my mother-in-law.  He missed her terribly (as we all do) and think maybe much more than any of us realized.  They were no more generous people around than they were.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free

I'm following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and peace to thee

God wanted me now; He set me free

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