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Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Break from the Publishing Business to Publishing an Emotion

For those who may not know - I lost my wife, Yonsuk, to a horrible neurological condition five months ago. Although devastated at the time (totally destroyed was more like it), I am better today. I always believed/accepted she went to a better place - but, today I came across an old prayer printed on the back of a picture of Jesus that fell out of an old daily planner book of mine.

It goes like this:

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 I so calmly
  Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illuminated
  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 remaineth -
  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!

- Priests of  the Sacred Heart Monastery


I truly needed this prayer at this time - I believe Yonsuk is speaking directly to me.
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