Friday, May 31, 2013

DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: A poem

To our eyes the sun sets
And the sky grows dark,
And the feel of a strange, cold wind
Creates a chill, which we can not subdue.

We feel that the darkness
Has never been this dark before,
And that the light in our lives
Has been forever shut out.

But the light that we now miss
Has not been subdued or even dimmed.
It has gone beyond the horizon
To brighten, even more, our FATHER'S HOUSE.

And if through faith,
We think along these lines,
We do not see the end,
But only the dawn
Of a new and glorious day!

 By John "J.C." Speight
       (1972)


Today is the day that we have the service for our Mom. And I want to thank all of you for the kind words and the cards. They mean a lot.

This poem was written by a friend, and grand father to our son, my son, who lives with his mom. He lost his grandfather on Memorial Day. JC was 89 years young. He had a zest for life. He served in WWII on a B-17. He never bragged about it, but would get a look in his eyes when he talked about missions and buddies from that past. He even had some of my son's uncles go with him to a reunion to see and fly, once again, in a B-17.

I was proud to know him.

Thanks for bearing with me through this time.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry about your Mom's passing Flier. Sending hugs to your family from the bottom of my heart. God Bless your Mom!

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  2. Flier buddy - we will all be there for you through this rough time. your Mom must have been so wonderful - she raised you!!! and you are such a good man and a good friend - she must be sooo proud of you!!! i know this is a difficult time for you and if i could take your grief and pain away - i would in a second! just know that you have a lot of people, whom you've never met, who are thousands of miles away...but they care. and they will do anything to help you through this. just yell if there is anything that jambaloney and i can do. and just know that we are sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

    lots of love to you and kathi. always. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. kymber, thank you ever so much for your kind words. And, it is nice to know that we have people out there, in blog land, that care. And Kathi and I can call our friends.

      again, thank you.

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  3. What a beautiful poem ! I am so sorry about the passing of your Mom. For you, it will be walking your path in life more quietly, and it will be more lonely. For her, she will be welcomed to a place with no night, with calm and peace you and I cannot even describe yet imagine. She is safe at home, until the day, in the future, where you both are reunited.
    Thanks again for the poem. Many blessings,

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    1. JaneofVirginia, Thank you for your kind words. And, you are right. One day, we will see our loved one's again.

      And, many blessings to you.

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