My Sister, Joan
1936 - 2015
Don't Grieve For Me
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 to 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.
© Linda Jo Jackson
When I look to the heavens above,
Somehow I feel you near.
I think of how much I love you,
And to me still so dear.
You were a Sister sent to earth
To fill our hearts with love
A Forever Kind of Sister
Sent from heaven above.
We didn't know you'd leave so soon
That God for you would send.
An angel would hold you in His arms,
And heaven with you ascend.
Uncomplaining and courageous,
You smiled through all the tears.
So much faith and understanding,
Proclaimed throughout the years.
I'm thankful for the time we had
For time we'll have again.
Together we will be once more
But only God knows when.
Until I see you once again,
I'll hold you in my heart
The sweet memories of my Sister,
From me will never part.