My Father’s Wake

Dad’s wake was tonight. I would be lying if I said I was not surprised by how many people turned out for the two hour viewing. My father’s life touched more people than even I had realized. I really shouldn’t be surprised however, because my Father was a simple man who helped people when he could. I was surprised that friends of mine, whom I have not spoken to or saw in years, either showed up or contacted me to express their condolences. Tomorrow morning is the funeral and interment. My brothers and I, along with two of my Uncles will be the pallbearers, assuming we can all handle it.

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

1 Response to “My Father’s Wake”


  • Words can not say how much your Dad loved you.
    This is a wonderful thing that you have done for him. Yes your Dad was a simple man and a very loving, forgiving person, who touch so many and loved so much. He will be missed by all of us but we have many good memories and that is what will get us through.
    I love you Son.

    Mom

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