Well the funeral has come and gone. I am told that as funerals go, it was a good one, just very emotional, very draining.
Today many are making the 8 hour drive back to Winnipeg from Thompson. This is where the prayers are requested. The drive itself is long and tiring but to complicate it the weather forcast is for one of our Manitoba blizzards. National weather has issued a winter storm warning. We are expecting about 30mm (a foot) of snow with high winds with white out conditions on the highway. . Vi with her two sons Rob and Dave with cousin Linda are out there somewhere in the middle of it. It is going to be a long day waiting
Bill, I know the wait for Vi’s return is stressful, but especially in this situation God and Nellie will guide the family safely home. How do I know….We travelled to my Mother’s funeral on the highway in zero visabiliy, in a car that is not meant for so much snow. Normally I would have been freaking out, but my husband and I were calm. We had this feeling that all would be fine and it was as I knew
the good Lord and my Mother would keep us safe. There were many other family members on various highways and all were safe. During the service the snow stopped and sun shone into the church. I accepted that as a sign that we were being looked after and always will be.
May all be well, Bill, including you! May they also be blessed with calm.
Prayers for all Bill. Where would we be without prayers.
*sending prayers for safe journey*
Hang in there, Bill…… You stressing isn’t a good plan. Know what I mean?
Thinking of you and yours….
My sincere sympathy to Vi, you, and the entire family. It’s been a while since I’ve checked in…apologies. I know exactly how you’re feeling concerning the weather. Hubby was a trucker for a whole lot of years and I lived in fear for most of the winters. Fog, black ice, snow pack, poor visibility, heavy snow, road closures, etc., etc. These things test our faith and beg us to examine our willingness to give up our control to a higher power. “Thy will be done…”–it sounds so easy to do but it takes enormous strength to trust in His plan whatever that may be. I wish you peace my friend. I pray for His guidance for you and all your family members in this trying time. Thinking of you often and praying for you always, Wiseman.
IF TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME
Plase read the whole message.
A few weeks ago a woman was killed in an auto
accident. She was very well liked, so the office shut
down for her funeral and it was on the news….
On the day the workers came back to work, they found
this poem in their e-mail that the deceased woman had
sent on Friday before she left for home.
If tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and hug you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way,
There’s no longing for the past. ”
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right there, in your heart.
Wow, Dan! This poem is extremely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
How beautiful, Dan. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
did they Home allright?
….k…. Checking up on you and yours!
Hoping all is well.
Same as Mel……Checking up on you and Vi also.