Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saying Goodbye


When I get where I'm going
on the far side of the sky.
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly.

I'm gonna land beside a lion,
and run my fingers through his mane.
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain


Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles,
I have carried all these years.
And I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Don't cry for me down here.

I'm gonna walk with my grandaddy,
and he'll match me step for step,
and I'll tell him how I missed him,
every minute since he left.
Then I'll hug his neck.


So much pain and so much darkness,
in this world we stumble through.
All these questions, I can't answer,
so much work to do.

But when I get where I'm going,
and I see my Maker's face.
I'll stand forever in the light,
of His amazing grace.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
Hallelujah!
I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I'm going.
Yeah when I get where I'm going.





8/26/09 - Grandma and Grandpa finally reunited - thanks for being the best Grandma a girl could ever have.

19 comments:

Julie P. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

What a beautiful tribute. Sending you thoughts and prayers!

bermudaonion said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry and will remember you in my prayers.

Hazra said...

A beautiful poem. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books Inc. said...

Padfoot and I are so sorry for your loss. Beautiful poem. And I am sure that they are together again which is a comforting feeling. Are thoughts are with you!

Molly said...

What a lovely tribute. I am sure there was a huge heavenly celebration this morning when they were reunited!

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family at this time of loss.

regularrumination said...

Keeping you in my thoughts.

Anna said...

Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Missy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....Hugs....

Amy said...

Praying for you Elizabeth! Also a bit teary over here.

Kristen M. said...

I'm so sorry for you, Elizabeth. Unfortunately, we are at that time of life where we can't avoid losses like these. Yet we have also been luckier than some to have had a good number of years with our older relatives. I am thankful for every day I still have left with my remaining grandparents and this reminds me to make them a more active part of my life. I will be thinking about you and your family.

Zibilee said...

I am so sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers.

fleurfisher said...

I am so sorry for for loss. I will remember you in my prayers and I hope that your happy memories will sustain you in time.

Carrie K said...

A beautiful poem and sentiment. I'm so sorry for your loss.

The Book Resort said...

I am so sorry, Elizabeth. My thoughts & prayers to you & your loved ones.

It isn't easy but the treasured memories are a gift.

Hugs!

OnlinePublicist said...

Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss, but absolutely love your perspective on it. Not that you lost your Grandmother, rather, that your Grandfather has regained her.

Warm thoughts...

Beth F said...

My thoughts and sympathies are with you.

Wendy said...

Elizabeth, I am really behind in my blog reading and so just read this post tonight. I am so sorry to hear of your loss...I hope your heart is at peace. Keeping you in my thoughts....Wendy

Jenners said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but this was a gorgeous tribute! I teared up reading it ... having just lost my dad, I can appreciate the loving and comforting sentiments in the poem. Beautiful and thank for sharing.