Saturday, April 4, 2009

Remembering

At Home

Six years ago today my dear father quietly slipped away from this earth and through Heaven’s gates into the presence of the Savior he loved deeply and served faithfully for many years. While we miss him more than words can say we would never ask him to come back, - if we could. Today my cousin, Mrs. C., and I will take my dear little mother away for the day to spend time together and do something special. Today we will remember and reminisce and thank the Lord for the life my dad lived and for the comfort it brings to know we will be with him again one of these days. Knowing that I’ll be with my dear ones again some day makes it easy to look forward to the day when I join them there. But even more than that - I will see my Savior. Face to face! I love the words to this song – it says it so well!

The other day I passed a place

You always liked to go.

And I picked up the phone

Because I thought you'd want to know;

But I forgot you weren't there,

I miss you all these days,

That I'm reminded of your smile

And the funny things you'd say.


I miss you most at Christmas –

You were like a little kid,

You always loved a good surprise

And now I must admit

That I long more for Heaven

Than I ever did before,

You give me one more reason

And each day I want it more.

Knowing we can spend a lifetime

Reminiscing on the past,

Knowing I will see your face again

Where tender moments last;

It makes me want to go there

Knowing I won't be alone,

Knowing you'll be there

Makes it easy to go home.

You left a group of fishermen

And somehow you left me too,

Though I have failed you many times,

I know you saw me through;

I've always longed to feel your arms

And look into your eyes,

And talk forever - me and you

Somewhere in Paradise.

Knowing we can spend a lifetime

Reminiscing on the past,

Knowing I will see your face again

Where tender moments last;

It makes me want to go there

Knowing I won't be alone,

Knowing you'll be there

Makes it easy to go home.


With a grateful heart,

~Adrienne~

Song: ‘Knowing You’ll Be There’

10 comments:

  1. Such a sweet tribute to a dear man. How loving of you to honor him by caring for his wife, your mother, so tenderly. Especially today.

    Bless you dearly,
    jAne

    http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

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  2. I know you will miss your father especially today. Enjoy a precious time with your mother, remembering the wonderful times you shared with your loved one. It's been 4 1/2 years since my mom passed away --- and 7 1/2 years since my mom by marriage passed on. We still miss them but look forward to the hope of heaven.

    LaTeaDah

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  3. This can be a hard day...I know, I've been there. My thoughts are with you. blessings, marlene

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  4. I love that song, I hear it on the Gaither's Homecoming shows sometimes.

    Tomorrow would have been my father's birthday, so I'm thinking of my dad too.

    I hope your little mother enjoyed her day out today!

    Katherine

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  5. That is a sweet post, Adrienne. Oh, and that picture is beautiful! Did you take it? The words to that song are great.
    Love and Hugs,
    Cathy

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  6. You are so dear to make sure that your mother is not alone on such a difficult day. Isn't it wonderful to know that our loved ones are not lost to us but waiting for our joyful reunion in heaven?

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  7. What a beautiful poem. My father went to be with the Lord 3 years ago. (in the month of April as well) We were always close and I still have moments when I feel like picking up the phone to share something with him...through it all I've learned to seek our heavenly Father all the more and understand in a much deeper way the meaning of Psalm 68:5 when He is described as a "Father to the Fatherless."

    Praying for sweet peace and joy to flood your soul today~ Shanda

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  8. Sending you an electronic hug and praying that the love your all shared today with bring back all the wonderful memories and make the "waiting time" a little easier.
    In His Name
    Shelia
    http://blessingsshelia.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a lovely tribute to your dear one. May you be filled with joy and peace as your remember...

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

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  10. I understand your feelings. My father and mother are both gone and there is not a day that I don't miss them.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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