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Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Safely Home June 21, 2009

Lawrence A. Rinaldi

Beloved Father, Son, and Brother

November 20, 1946 – May 2, 2009

*My Eulogy*

My sadness knows no end

I can’t believe you’re gone

I’ve been filled with sadness each day

It’s been hard to carry on

***

I’ve grown up to have so may of your traits

and I’m happy that I did

You’ve taught me so much

and no one can take that away

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You may have thought I didn’t see or hear

the lessons that you taught me

but I got every word

I picked up everything

It’s written in my heart

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What I’ll do without my Dad

I can’t comprehend

Memories of times we had

help the pain go away

But my life won’t be the same

and I’ll miss you everyday

***

Please know that I love you

and no one can ever take your place

***

A part of my heart went with you…

Love Always,

Jen

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

***

Dad’s Dolphin

It was hanging in Dad’s car…now it hang’s in mine. 🙂

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