Barry's Relatively Speaking: The Story Of Life
Posted on Oct 09, 2012
Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. JoAnn shares the following experience.
The gift of life, a precious gift, We mortals take for granted. And those dear ones we love so much
In our memories are implanted.
So we pass our memories down To those we leave behind, And tell them of our earthly love For those who've been so kind.
We think of those before us, As we're strolling down life's lane. A drop of blood from each of them Flows warmly through our veins. They fought so gallently in war, Bravely settled new frontiers, To make our land a better place To live in later years.
Oh yes! Like us, they made mistakes, sometimes deliberately. Once they were young and human, Just like you and me.
While wandering through the lives of those From whom we were begotton, Our own life story comes to mind Lest we too, be forgotten.
And when our lives are over, Our time on earth is served, May our lives be remembered Our memories be preserved.
Arriving at the Pearly Gates The Good Lord shows us in. And then He turns to us and says, "Please, meet your early kin." Do we lower our eyes and drop our heads, And say to him in shame, "I'm sorry sir, in my mortal life, I never heard your name."
But no! We'll raise our chins up high To meet his steady gaze. And say, "Oh yes! I know you, From your earthly days."
Someone wrote the story Of how you lived your life. Of happiness and joy, And yes, sometimes of strife. May the story of life continue Of the older ones so wise. As descendants arrive in heaven Our names they'll recognize.