Our Ruth

Its okay to want to go,

Its okay to stay.  

Today’s the day you get to choose,

Its alright either way.

You’ve lived your life

With strength and faith, held hands with those in need

Unwitnessed were those quiet times

Humbling was your deed.

You lived with courage

through hard times-

Your faith you have maintained

God granted you the strength required

And took your away your pain.

With friends and families at your bed

You turned your head aside

You looked into the face of God

Your sigh was your goodbye.

Your lovely, neat and proper self

Saved your best for last

Your place your life into HIS arms

Your resting place now vast.

We’ll think of you, remember you

With folded quilts across your arms

As you toddled through the hallway

Your visits were your alms.

We’ll wander through and look for you

Sitting in the chair

And smile sweetly at the thought 

Of Our Ruth still sitting there.

Our lives were touched

Our hearts more full

Our understanding wide

You made a difference here on earth

Our Ruth was at our side.

Its okay to want to go,

Its okay to stay.

Today’s the day you get to choose,

Its alright either way.

~~SBGM

OUR RUTH was written as I sat bedside with a dear lady who had been a longtime volunteer with Hospice.  She was a woman of great strength and style with a deep and abiding faith.

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