Thankful For Those Who Came Before Us

May we be ever mindful that those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen; unheard; but always near. Still loved; still missed; and very dear.

For me, one such person was my late great-grandmother. I took the opportunity to visit her grave site earlier today as well as the church I first attended (with my first Bible which she was also the source).

The small church is tucked atop a hillside so deep in the NC foothills countryside that even Google doesn’t know it exist. Yet I can assure you in this place that is otherwise off the map is a place where all who brave bended knee will find the Holy Spirit freely making itself known.

Also, while ascending the parking lot and seeing the hillside graveyard with a long line of my ancestors in their eternal earthly resting spots is always a humbling experience that adds a silver lining.

While visiting, the following is what I aimed to express:

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.

I’m forever thankful to He who judges supreme for the time we had together. This world is little tougher without you, but you equipped me with all that I need. I love you and will carry you with me in the deepest parts of my heart and soul.

Until we meet again, you go rest high on that mountain… I’ve got it from here.