Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sharing

My  husband's uncle passed away a couple weeks ago.  Elmer was his favorite uncle and was a man of great humor.  After his funeral you walked away wanting to be a better person, so people would feel your beliefs as strongly as they felt Elmer's.  I can honestly say that I've never been to a funeral where I laughed just as much as I cried.  I wanted to share a little poem that was written in the program:

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me - but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go.



Elmer was 87 when he went home. 
From the testimonies read at his funeral
there was no doubt he lived life to the fullest.
Each day be thankful.
Each day appreciate what you have
and pay no attention to what you don't have.
By choosing to be thankful for all the blessings
that are right in front of you
you are living.
So in the words of the prior pastor of my church,
"Keep on keeping on"
Move forward.
Live.

1 comment:

FabricFascination said...

What a lovely tribute to a life well lived. Thanks for the poem Cindy, it is very sweet.