Sunday, June 27, 2010

Miss Me - But Let Me Go

This past week a dear sister in my ward passed away.
I've known her since 1970. That's a long time.
She was 90 years old when she died, and when I went to
visit her in the care center 3 weeks ago, she still
knew me. Knew my name. Knew ME.
She was still as sharp as a tack-mentally.
Physically, she wasn't quite as well off.
Her legs quit working for her.
Her 91 year old husband (who also called me
by name the day of the funeral and asked about
my kids and mom- amazing)
He couldn't take care of her at their home anymore.
He was heartbroken, but grateful she wasn't
now held down by earthly pains.
On the back of the program for her
services was the most beautiful poem.
It was written by her daughter
who has lived next door to her parents for years.
This daughter has suffered for years
from ill health too, to the point of almost being bed ridden,
but has never complained.
The daughters husband was the principal at PGJHS
a few years ago and past bishop of our ward.
A great family.
This poem touched me-
to know the circumstances behind the poem
makes me love it all the more.

Miss Me- But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the Sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free,

Miss me a Little - But not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss Me - But Let Me Go

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone
It is all part of the Master's Plan
A step on the road to Home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss Me - But Let Me Go

In Loving Memory
Maxine Robinson Fugal

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