Sunday, February 3, 2013

For Friend Elaine - who's saving us a BIG table....

 OK,...confession time.  I don't know how to do one of those snazzzzzy collage-y things with music...so if you'll just go along with me and click the play button, then scroll down through here, it will be sort of like reading a book along with your cassette player when you were a kid... :o)

 Elaine
August 26, 1960--January 29, 2013
She lived a wonderful dash
  

My feet are deep down in the sand
The waves are pouring life into my soul


It's clear to me from where I stand
There's nothing else I want in this old world


I'm not afraid of letting go
If today's my last day, you should know

That I've loved so many people
I've traveled this great world


I've spent time with Jesus
and I've held my little girl


I'm not holding back for next year
I'm living for today

When I take my final breath
I know I'm ready
 
Heaven waits for me

My husband is the strongest man
All our family and our friends make me smile


Yeah I've had my share of broken dreams
Sleepless nights and suffering
But all the while

That don't matter in the end
Cause I've loved so many people
And I've traveled this great world


 I've spent time with Jesus



And I've held my little girl
I'm not holding back for next year
I'm living for today
So when I take my final breath 

I know I'm ready
Heaven waits for me


Maybe I'll go quietly
in my sleep with you next to me
Maybe it's a slow good-bye
or I'm out of here in the blink of an eye

No matter how I leave this place
I know I'll see my Savior's face



With the ones I love right next to me
It's a beautiful thing, life's a beautiful thing

I've loved so many people
And I've traveled this great world

Yeah, I've spent time with Jesus
And I've held my little girl

 
I'm not holding back for next year
I'm living for today



So when I take my final breath
I'm not leaving with regrets


I know I'm ready
Heaven Waits for Me

7 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

What a beautiful tribute ♥ Those sweet pictures say so much! Sending hugs in the loss of your friend. -Tammy

Carrie said...

Just perfect, Karen.

Karen Sue said...

Come back and do it again! I've added a music feature...kind of redneck style, but hey! I'm good with it!!
Love to ELaine's friends...

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

This is so beautiful. After watching Elaine through your blog, I felt as if I'd lost a friend when I saw her obit in the paper.

How good to know you will see her again one day. God bless you and comfort you.

Sue said...

So touching, Karen. Just a beautiful remembrance of your friend.

=)

MTNester said...

Thanks Karen. Loved it.

Nettie said...

love you Karen....such a gem that Elaine:) love it...made me smile and remember