Thursday, May 20, 2010

In Loving Memory Of

William Joseph MacLennan
March 11, 1949-May 7, 2010
God saw he was getting tired, And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around him, And whispered, "Come with me."
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly, We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, He is now at peaceful rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

After seven long years of battling cancer and overcoming the odds more then once Bill returned to our Father in Heaven on May 7, 2010. While we will miss having him in our home and hearing his laugh, we are glad to know that he is no longer suffering. He is a wonderful Husband, Father, Step dad, Father In-Law, Brother, Papa, Uncle and Friend. We Love you so much and miss you.
I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now; he set me free.


Honey said...

Beautiful Lynsey. What a sweet tribute.

I've been thinking about you. I hope you've been able to find comfort and solace in this difficult time. Much love to you and your family.

Janie said...

Just beautiful, Lyns. I'm sorry for your family, but so relieved he isn't hurting anymore. Love to you!

Liz said...

That is such a beautiful tribute. I'm so sad to hear this news. Please know our prayers are with your family.

Aimee said...

I love that last picture of Bill and your Mom. We love you all!

Jacquie said...

We love you so much, Lynsey! We are praying for you and your family.

nanajohanna said...

This is wonderful, Lynsey. I just wish I could have known him better. Love you!

venae said...

Love your tribute to your father. love you guys.

Jim said...

My condolences to all, especially your mom.