Sunday, April 22, 2012

Very Sad Times- Daddy's Gone

My Daddy's funeral will be tomorrow.  
So glad he's not working hard to breath anymore.

He was for the most part a farmer, but of course had to supplement with other jobs.  However, as age changes things, he rented out the hard labor crop of tobacco and raised his cattle and became an avid gardener.  He loved going through the seed catalogs and finding unusual and different things that had not been raised in our area.  By the time he added flowers to keep the bugs away and simply for the beauty, he had a gorgeous garden.  Also, because he ended up raising so much due to trying everything, we always said he raised enough to feed our (rural) community.  Unfortunately, back then we didn't take pictures of everything and don't have a picture of any of his gardens.

So we chose the following poem to put in his Memory pamphlet for the funeral. 

God’s Garden
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.



  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Beautiful poem you chose.

  2. I'm very sorry to hear this, Joy. You have my sincerest condolences! It sounds like he was quite the gardener and then some. Lovely poem you chose.

  3. It is so hard to lose a parent ... my heart goes out to you. Your poem would bring a big smile to your Daddy's face, just knowing that he left you with such fond memories. Your love for him will help you through your grieving process and leave you, in the end, with a constant warm love for who he was to you in his life. God Bless ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol


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