You’ve earned your rest, Daddy

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         You were at the beginning of my life

Now I’m at the ending of yours

You’ve gone from this world

Joining mama on the other side

A part of me is joyous for you

the other part feels sad

My world seems empty

Because you aren’t here

Your life here on this earth

Meant so much to so many

You loved and were loved

By your family and friends

Even though I can’t see you

You will always be with me

I will carry you in my heart

Every day for the rest of my life

You’ve earned your rest, Daddy

 My father passed away this week from complications of heart failure. I will not be posting for a little while. As soon as I can, I will get back to writing my blog.  Right now my heart is a little to heavy.      Shirley

About shirleymclain930

I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
  • Sandy says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss Shirley. Your words are beautiful and made me really feel the love. The love is pouring out through my tears, wow. God bless you.

  • Chubby Chatterbox says:

    My condolences on the loss of your beloved father. What wonderful words. He must have been a great guy.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Shirley. I understand your pain because I’ve been there. But I won’t say I know how you feel, because we all have our own special relationships that are uniquely ours. I hope your pain lessens with each day, and that the memories always stay strong.

  • So sorry for your loss, Shirley! I lost my father forty years ago and I still miss him. Take the time to grieve. It is more important for you to mourn than to blog. Come back when you are ready.

  • Laurie Kolp says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad in this beautiful poem from the heart. May God bless you all.

  • Hugs on your loss. Don’t rush into things, take time to grieve, otherwise it bogs down over the years and hits you hard one day. (My father passed away going on 15 years ago this August.)