Thursday, March 28, 2013

In Memory of Mom - a Poem by my Meme

I am slowly trying to catch up on life including writing.

This past Sunday we said goodbye to my Meme. It was a beautiful service.



As I entered Meme's death information into our family bible I found this poem that my grandmother wrote with her mother passed away. Mom my read it during the funeral service - it was perfect.

March 6, 1974
In Memory of Mom

My thoughts have wondered back today, 
For today my mom has gone away, 
God called her home to be with Him, 
and missing her, my eyes grow dim. 

Oh, but I would not want her back, 
She is much better off, 
I know that's a fact. 
She suffers no pain in her new home, 
In her tired little body,
She doesn't have to groan.

I stood by her bed, her last days on earth, 
And begged my Lord to release her from hurt. 
But the only answer I seem to get,
Now in His time, so don't you fret. 

We've always been told there is a purpose, 
And sometimes we can't or won't see. 
I found a purpose for my mom to live on, 
And that purpose seem to be me.

It made me stop and take stock of my life, 
And give God the thanks He should have, 
For so many wonderful blessings of each day, 
As it might be the last we have, 

Our Lord does not give out any guarantees, 
Of how long our life span may be. 
So, God give me courage and patience to take each day,
To live it completely for Thee.

                                                                   Mary Phillips

My great grandmother passed away from a stroke in March of 1974. She also had hardening of the arteries  which is back in the day speak for Alzheimer's Disease. My grandmother's writing is such a foreshadowing of how her family felt as she passed from this world. 

I know that this section just resonants with meaning for me:

We've always been told there is a purpose, 
And sometimes we can't or won't see. 
I found a purpose for my mom to live on, 
And that purpose seem to be me.

It made me stop and take stock of my life, 
And give God the thanks He should have, 
For so many wonderful blessings of each day, 
As it might be the last we have, 

My purpose in life has just expanded as I know that part of my goal is pass on the legacy that my Meme left with me. I hope to share in more detail what I believe to be her legacy in the next few days. 

Thank you to all those who attended the funeral on Sunday and for all the prayers my family received. 

And yes, I know I owe you a birth story, too. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for reading my blog. I love hearing from you, please leave comments below!