Thursday, June 19, 2008

Enjoying time with Family

My Dad's California funeral and burial were on Tuesday in San Francisco. It was comforting to be there with his side of the family and some of his old friends who were there to mourn his loss.

Yesterday, Hubs and I flew back to LA. After the tumultuousness of the past few weeks and all of the traveling that involved, it feels so good to be home. My mom, sister and baby Sam are also staying with us for four days, which thrills me to no end! Cuddles with Sam are the best!

I received a very sweet sympathy card from my mother-in-law today that had a beautiful poem. I thought I'd share it here:

What God Hath Promised

God hath not promised skies always blue, 
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; 
God hath not promised sun without rain, 
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. 
God hath not promised we shall not know 
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe; 
He hath not told us we shall not bear 
Many a burden, many a care. 
God hath not promised smooth roads and wide, 
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide; 
Never a mountain, rocky and steep, 
Never a river, turbid and deep. 
But God hath promised strength for the day, 
Rest for the laborer, light for the way, 
Grace for the trials, help from above, 
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

By Annie Johnson Flint


Anonymous said...

Dearest Tracy,
I dread the day when i am faced with the home-going of my Daddy to Jesus, but just as you, i know his earthly body will be made perfect in the sight of our Savior. Your eulogy and deepest thoughts shared give inspiration and courage to me. God is truly by your side and ministering to your spirit as you walk this journey of loss. Praying for you, dear friend,
~ Linda Leigh

Autumn's Mom said...

Enjoy your time with sis and baby Sam. Lovely poem :)