Wednesday, January 2, 2008

For the MarLo House & Family...

This is what Mother will have placed on her memorial card. I hope it helps.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
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 or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah 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 heart and share with me.
God wanted me now. He set me free.

~Author unknown

Take care - Me


Marcus said...

This is the one that I've included in several caskets. Please make sure that your mother sees it, as I think that the weaving/sewing/knitting theme is very fitting for her.

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I do not choose the colors,
But God works steadily.
Often God weaves sorrow,
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget God sees the top
While I the underside.

Not until the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And explain the reasons why.

But, the dark threads are as needful
In the skillful weaver's hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern God has planned.

tlm said...

I really appreciate your sharing this. I have already sent it to Dad's college roommate that led the graveside service. It is very much in line with what he said. Love to you and yours, Lo