In loving memory of Aunt Emma...

10/01/2008 08:42:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »
In loving memory...
Emma Frances Southard
October 14, 1923 - October 1, 2008

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his 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've found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one' touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. ~Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare


Stephanie said...

Aunt Emma,

You touched more lives than you will ever know. You knew how to live life to it's fullest and you were truly a special person. We will miss you terribly and are looking forward to day when we meet again in heaven.

All our love,
Dan, Stef, Nathan , and Jacob