Monday, April 27, 2009

To Those Who Mourn

My dad left this earth this morning.

I like the following excerpt and would like to share it with you:

To Those Who Mourn

For that is the real truth:
man is a soul and has a body.
The body is not the man; it is only the clothing of a man.
What you call death is the laying aside of a worn-out garment,
and is no more the end of the man than it is the end of you
when you remove your coat.
Therefore you have not lost your friend;
you have only lost sight of the cloak
in which you were accustomed to see him.
The cloak is gone, but the man who wore it is not;
Surely it is the man that you love and not the garment.

C.W. Leadbeater

Thanks to everyone for your kindness and support during this difficult time.

Love, Angie


Mary said...

I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing today, Angie. As always my thoughts and heart are with you.

Much love.

Linda said...

Sorry Angie. I've been praying and will continue to pray.

Storybook Woods said...

Angie, you and your father has been on my heart all day. I was thinking how your father's legacy lives through all those he has touched with his music and through your children. What a wonderful gift. Love Clarice

country mouse said...

I could not have said it better than Clarice did. I must have just missed this post Monday morning before I went to work . . .

Angie, I am sorry for your loss. You and your dad shared such a special relationship. Watching you take care of him was a humbling experience.

love, Kristin

Ray said...

Hello Angie. When you shared your blog address with me I was speechless. Such creativity and thought (I should have expected nothing less). And intermixed was a wonderful tribute to your father. Truly, his legacy lives on through you and your own children. Thank you for sharing this piece of your life with me.

With fond memories and warm thoughts.

Gumbo Lily said...

Dear Angie,
My heart goes out to you with love.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Angie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Scott-Olson said...

Many many hugs!