|My great-grandmother and my grandmother|
Women who were known for their generosity and for their strength. Women who had healthy marriages, but who were also independent. Women who knew that it is more important to invest in the marriage than to invest in the wedding.
|My grandmother and grandfather|
Women who exhibited the love of Christ, who took care of their own families, and who took care of others. Women who sacrificed their own pleasures for others.
|My mother and me|
Women who had fun, creativity, and talent.
We leave to my daughters a great heritage.
|Four Generations: My grandmother, my mother, me, and my children|
A TIME OF SORROW
Here now, I lay me down to rest
God has my soul, my life was blest
A time to mourn and a time to weep
Oh take me Lord into thy keep
In this time of mourning and deep grief
we pray your sorrow be but brief
Look up to Heaven for your strength
we know his love goes any length
Even though she's here no more
picture her at Heaven's Door
as to dust she returns to Earth
it signifies her Eternal Birth
She's standing in the arms of Grace
and looking at God's holy face
Our bodies here must pass away
her job now? Sing Praise!! all day
Those earthy ails are here no more
she's dancing on the Golden Shore
Let her dance in your mind's eye
see her happy; don't wonder why
Memories might make you sad
remember the life she had
while you're in the midst of grief
let God's Spirit bring relief
One day you'll say, I'm doing just fine
"Beauty from Ashes" can take some time
Let this hope keep tears at bay:
Together we will be some day!
Jamie Franck Turner
© March 2012