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Dad's Fall (Update)

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PricklyHolly Report 7 Feb 2013 21:19


A song so very close to my heart when my Precious Pa passed away..

"You Raise Me Up"

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

xxxxx <3


GinN Report 7 Feb 2013 20:50

Thankyou, GP, that was lovely of you. xx


GeordiePride Report 7 Feb 2013 20:31

Hi Lynda,
I hope you don't mind but I was in Newcastle yesterday and called into St. Nicholas Cathedral and said a little prayer for you and your family.



GinN Report 7 Feb 2013 19:27

Thankyou to eveybody who posted kind and thoughtful messages. The funeral was yesterday, and it was a beautiful service, low key and intimate. I spoke about my Dad, the memorable times while I was growing up, and read the poem "He Is Gone", by David Harkins. Thankyou, Liz, for nudging your thread - that's where I found the poem.
Now it's time to clear out his apartment, and put it up for sale. Fortunately, we all had a big clear out when my parents moved down here in 2004, so it won't be such a mammoth task, but certainly an emotional one.
Love from Lynda xxx


maggiewinchester Report 30 Jan 2013 00:56

Lynda, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Maggie xxxx

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 29 Jan 2013 23:39

Thinking about you and your family Lynda.

I hope you can find the strength tomorrow to read the verse that you want to read at the service.

God Bless


kandj Report 26 Jan 2013 21:41

Many folk will be thinking of you and willing you on to read the special words on Wednesday. Positive thoughts are sent to you and your family at such a sad time. x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 26 Jan 2013 09:41


I am sorry to learn of your dad's passing.
You and your family are in my thoughts at this sad time.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 25 Jan 2013 16:01

I have nudged up the Remember Me thread for you Lynda, as there are lots of wonderful verses there too

I hope you will feel strong enough to read the verse for your Dad as you had it read for your Mam.

Been thinking about you



GinN Report 25 Jan 2013 14:23

James, I love that poem, and had it read at my Mam's funeral, and will be reading it myself for my Dad, if I can.
Lynda x


Island Report 25 Jan 2013 09:30

I am sorry to learn that your dad has sadly passed away Lynda.
Take it day by day, hour by hour until the 6th feb - use us as a distraction when needs be <3


OneFootInTheGrave Report 25 Jan 2013 07:22


I have just read your post that your dad has passed away, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
So do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.



Allan Report 25 Jan 2013 07:16

My apologies, Lynda, I have only just caught up with your very sad update.

My deepest condolences to yourself and your family


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 25 Jan 2013 07:06

I will be in Sheringham on that day and will think of you all Lynda as you say your goodbyes. Hope people can get to the service if possible and you will reminisce and smile at the memories.


*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 25 Jan 2013 01:05

I've just read your sad posing of your dad's passing.I'm so very sorry.

Sincere condolonces to you and your family ,tho expected it doesn't stop the pain right now,but it will ease......

Just keep in your heart all the good memories of your loved dad, and I'm sure you will
'Do him proud' as you say :)
God bless

Sandie <3 <3


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 25 Jan 2013 00:38

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time Lynda.


Wend Report 24 Jan 2013 19:32

Sincere condolences to you and your family Lynda x


GinN Report 24 Jan 2013 19:30

Thankyou to all of you, it's really comforting to read all these lovely messages. We've had a really busy couple of days, and now all the arrangements are just about in place. I just hope I can do Dad proud on Wednesday 6th February. Just a quiet service, as not many of our relatives can come so far - mainly from the North East, and many pretty elderly. Will make sure his favourite music is played, and a poem or two recited.
Love to all of you, Lynda xx

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 24 Jan 2013 15:47

Thinking of you at this sad time Linda.



PricklyHolly Report 24 Jan 2013 15:37

My sincere condolences to you and your family at this very sad time Linda.

Those we love don't go away....they walk beside us every day.