I'll Fly Away

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Opa, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    In May of 2007 my father passed at the age of 86. There is hardly a day goes by that I don't think of him. It has gotten much easier to accept the fact that he is no longer with us and amazingly his death doesn't bother me like it once did. Tonight Granny was sitting in her favorite chair crocheting and watching a Grand Ole Opry special "How Great Thou Art". It was enjoyable to listen to and many of the old Gospel classics reminded me of my childhood and of how much my father enjoyed leading the choir at his church. I sat there listening and remembering and when they played my Dad's favorite song "I'll Fly Away" I realized why his death no longer bothers me. He has "flown away to Jesus".
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Opa, it really does seem to heal a bit more with time.

    Hugs for you! [​IMG]

    That song played on the drive towards the cemetery when my mom passed.
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I love the old hymnals! My granny's favorite and mine as well is Old Rugged Cross.
    It takes time but the good Lord helps us heal. [​IMG]
     
  4. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i love to hear this:)
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Warm memories like that, and time, are the greatest healers of all. [​IMG] to you, Granny, Hope and the rest of the family.
     
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  6. Hi! If you take the classics to heart, they are a comfort in a time of sorrow.
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    Lisa
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I understand. I can't hear "In the Garden" without thinking of my grandmother. It's bittersweet for sure.
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  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thanks Opa... my dad died at age 86 in January of 2008. I know he is where he is supposed to be.

    So glad you could find comfort in the ol' time gospel music.
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Mahoni, as a deacon in his church, my father thought it was his responsiblity to be at the door to greet and welcome everyone as they came in. I often think that he probably asked for the same job when he got to heaven. I'm sure he shook your father's hand and said "Welcome Home".
     
  10. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opa, [​IMG]

    This makes me think of my grandpas; they both passed in the last 2 years. I look forward to meeting them again in Paradise.
     

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