Tribute

This is my tribute to my Uncle Jim.

My blogs have been more or less generic, but this one is very personal. I’m publicly paying tribute to a man I loved dearly, my Uncle Jim. Floyd ‘Jim’ Kenton continued on his journey on January 26, 2013. Please send loving thoughts of comfort and hugs to his family.

Here is a poem by James Freeman, which is a perfect tribute and a comfort:

The Traveler

By James Dillet Freeman

He has put on invisibility.
Dear Lord, I cannot see—
But this I know, although the road  ascends
And passes from my sight,
That there will be no night;
That You will take him gently by the hand
And lead him on
Along the road of life that never ends,
And he will find it is not death but dawn.
I do not doubt that You are there as here,
And You will hold him dear.

Our life did not begin with birth,
It is not of the earth;
And this that we call death, it is no more
Than the opening and closing of a door—
And in Your house how many rooms must be
Beyond this one where we rest momentarily.
Dear Lord, I thank You for the faith that frees,
The love that knows it cannot lose its own;
The love that, looking through the shadows, sees
That You and he and I are ever one!
Walk good, Uncle Jim, Walk good! We love you and we miss you!