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Tribute To Father-In-Law

I married my husband six years ago, and my husband's dad became mine. He was a Christian man with a good loving heart. He and I would sit and have heart to heart talks. When he started showing signs of illness, he shared with me a lot of his heartfelt feelings. I wrote this poem in honor of him and put it in the truest form of his loving feelings. He passed three months ago.

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My oldest brother passed away on Dec 24, 2016, and this poem was published that same day. This poem speaks volumes to me. Thanks for sharing!

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A Fallen Branch

Jac Judy A. Campbell © more by Jac Judy A. Campbell

Published: December 2016

The strongest branch has fallen
From our family tree.
God had his way; he's taking me home,
So you need not grieve for me.

For many years God carried me
And kept me at my best.
He strengthened me and kept me strong.
For this we're truly blessed.

Hold strong to our family heritage.
Keep living your life through God.
Keep carrying on the traditions,
The big ones and the small.

Remember all the good times,
The happiness and the love.
Think of me when you reminisce
As I'll be smiling from above.

My mind's at ease, my soul has peace.
My body's now at rest,
For an angel came for me today
And said God needs the best.

The serenity of going home is a miracle
We all shall seek,
So please don't think of me and cry
With a tear upon your cheek.

I've lived and traveled long and hard
To reach my journey's final end,
So let's just say, "Goodbye for now,
Until we're together again."

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  • Sharon A Hickman by Sharon A Hickman
  • 4 years ago

You did a beautiful job describing who this wonderful man was. He truly was the branch of your family. Good job, Judy!

  • Marline Robinson by Marline Robinson
  • 4 years ago

My oldest brother passed away on Dec 24, 2016, and this poem was published that same day. This poem speaks volumes to me. Thanks for sharing!

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