Sunday, November 7, 2010

Going Home



It has taken me over a week to write this post. I have tried to write it from many different angles only to toss them all away because they just didn't feel right. I didn't want to come across as sad & sorrowful because this giant of a man my father in law would not want it that a way. My father in law was a Firefighter for 33 years if you have ever had the pleasure of being around firemen you know they are very compassionate, they love living life to the fullest, they have very big ego's, they stick together no matter what and they put no thought to jumping in when ordinary people would turn and run and I haven't met one yet that doesn't have a sense of humor. My father in law was all this and so much more even though he was retired he was still a firefighter at heart. He was taken from us unexpectedly and left us with so many questions... Why ..

As I sit and listen to all the wonderful stories being shared by those that loved him the why doesn't seem to matter anymore. I know he loved us with all his heart, he loved his friends, he loved life. He would want us to rejoice in our memories, to be thankful for each day that God blesses us with and he would want us to continue on this path that life is leading us down for he knew each day was a gift just waiting on us to go enjoy..

The Hymn Going Home was played by a bagpiper during his Memorial Service the lyrics are beautiful and comforting ...

Going home, going home,
I'm just going home.
Quiet-like, slip away-
I'll be going home.
It's not far, just close by;
Jesus is the Door;
Work all done, laid aside,
Fear and grief no more.
Friends are there, waiting now.
He is waiting, too.
See His smile! See His hand!
He will lead me through.

Morning Star lights the way;
Restless dream all done;
Shadows gone, break of day,
Life has just begun.
Every tear wiped away,
Pain and sickness gone;
Wide awake there with Him!
Peace goes on and on!
Going home, going home,
I'll be going home.
See the Light! See the Sun!
I'm just going home.

Words are by William Arms Fisher and Ken Bible.


Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

3 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss but I think you've written a wonderful tribute to your FIL. I've heard the bagpipes play that song on several occasions and it always makes me cry.

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  2. When my dad passed away, we had "The Other Side of Life" sang. It was very comforting to realize it isn't death, but life continued in a place so wonderful we can't even imagine. How blessed we are to have amazing people like your FIL to share this earthly life with. Linda

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