Once again we face the dawn of a new day,
a sad dreary day here.
The skies rain down tears, along with our hearts.
A Church family and friends are preparing to say their last goodbyes.
Goodbye to a wife, mother and grandmother,
not to mention, sister and friend.
She lived a good life…
Full of love and happiness, mixed with the usual sorrows life brings.
She was one of the most cheerful people you’ll ever meet.
Always smiling, always talking, always happy, always giving.
She had a heart of gold and wanted to do something for everyone.
If someone needed food, she was there.
She loved to cook, loved to give, loved to help.
She loved her family so very much.
Always willing to share the latest on what was happening.
Reminisce about her daughter, she had a memory to share.
Ask about a granddaughter, she had a story from yesterday.
Ask about a son, she would shine with love for what he had done for her.
Given the opportunity, she would take an entire Sunday school period
talking about the ones she loved best.
And we would smile.
Life brought a lot of health problems her way as she grew older,
but she didn’t let them get her down.
You never heard her complain,
instead she would tell you what all she has to be thankful for.
She spent her last day in the hospital
and when asked about going to see Jesus,
she clapped her hands in delight.
After sleeping most of her last evening,
she awoke and told of the most beautiful music she had heard.
She was so happy to be going to see her Jesus.
In my heart I know that Orpha is rejoicing with the angels this morning
praising her Jesus, hugging her daughter and grandchildren.
She is happy, she is free.
No more pain, no more heartache.
Although we will miss her, we can’t wish her back
because I am sure
she is beaming with joy to finally be HOME.