This poem has carried me through many heartaches. I hope it does the same for you. You are in my prayers.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has chosen 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've now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don't lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now-He set me free
Rich was the gentlest man I’ve ever known .. always with a smile ready .. a kind word or a loving hug .. such a love of family and the Lord. I will certainly miss his presence but I know he’s with His God and some pretty darn special people in heaven.
Thank you to Peggy, Steve, Dave, Christine, Kathy <3 and all the Graham Family for sharing Rich with all of us at St. Margaret’s.
May you mourning be brief but your beautiful memories last forever.
Rest easy my dear friend. Love you.