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Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'm Free

Even though I didn't spend many Thanksgivings with my dad over the years, since we were separated by long distances, I am missing him today.

There are many of us out there who have lost a parent, or any loved one, this year and are getting through this first Thanksgiving (and holiday season) without them around.

Sharing this for all of us in the hopes that we are surrounded by loved ones and happy memories to help us get through this time.

"I'm Free" (I don't know who to give the credit for this)
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.
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.

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6 comments:

Heather said...

They are free. We just need to keep reminding ourselves of that, through the tears of missing them.

Happy Thanksgiving Michelle. Keeping you close in thought and prayer as you are missing your dad.

T said...

A beautiful poem Michelle :)
I'm sure you Dad is still celebrating with you up in Heaven - Happy Thanksgiving to you all xx

Anonymous said...

last year was my 1st without my grammy and she was always at thanksgiving plus it was her birthday. (hugs)

Anonymous said...

very beautiful. I know your dad was with you yesterday. wish he was still here, physically, for you and the Lucas, and Kayla. love mom

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Kristi said...

Beautiful Poem..this was the first holiday with out my grandma..but i know she is free and its brings me so much comfort but we still miss them