Noah and I are still in the process of looking for the perfect grave marker for sweet Magdalena. It is hard for us to really spend a lot of time on it, and I don't think that either of us likes looking or thinking so long about it. All we know right now is that it needs to have balloons on it. When learning that we needed some help thinking about it, Magdalena's Gigi immediately recognized that we needed to put balloons on it. That is one of the most perfect items to describe her. She loved her balloons! But through tears today I was looking again and came across this poem that I thought I would share. I have to stop looking for now. It is just too hard, but reading these words was a good reminder.
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 him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of 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, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems 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.
Author: Linda Jo Jackson