This #52WeeksA4A post is hard for me. I’ve written a lot about my Dad, but this week, I wanted to share the poem that makes me think of him.
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 his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace 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 savoured 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.
Some days my heart breaks. I miss my Dad so much, even I want to tell myself to get over it. But here I am, over 17 years later, and I am brought to my knees when I read this poem. I am also reminded that there is a plan. That He is watching over, and that he is waiting for me. This is no longer about me, this is about my girls. My Dad watches over them- protects them. There is so much more sunshine to come, and because life can be so brief, my Dad is there, reminding me to let him be free and enjoy the now.