Silent lucidity

Trip Start Feb 18, 2004
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Trip End Dec 05, 2005


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Monday, September 20, 2004

My mom passed away in the early hours this morning. All the family was home with her to say our goodbyes (I flew back from Paris a week ago).

I'll be going to Portland and Seattle in the coming weeks to see friends.


"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
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, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh 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 hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free."
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