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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

This has been some very diffucult news for me. I have cried. I have cried because I know exactly what Diana is going through. Loosing a father... there are no words to describe what it feels like. I am not good with words anyway...
When my Dad passed away, Tony's sister gave me this beautiful framed poem, Safely Home, today, I want to share this poem for my dear friend Diana and a beautiful song by Vince Gill that Tony sang at his memorial.

May God wrap his arms around Diana and her family during this time and comfort them.


I am home in heaven, dear ones,
All's so happy, all's so bright.
There's perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief are over,
Every restless tossing passed.
I am now at peace, forever,
Safetly home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I calmly
Trod the Valley of the Shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idle stand
Do your work while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is completed,
He will gently call you home,
Oh, the rapture of the meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come.

Go Rest High On That Mountain
Lyrics and Sang by Vince Gill
I know your life on earth was troubled
and only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
you were no stranger to the rain.

Go rest high on that mountainson,
son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
love for the Father and the Son.

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
we gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
when they hear your sweet voice sing.

Go rest high on that mountainson,
son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
love for the Father and the Son.
Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 9:07 AM

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Blogger busy91 said ... (11/15/2006 10:14 AM) : 

I lost my dad 8 years ago. But I didn't like him too much. I feel for Diane. :(


Blogger Turnbaby said ... (11/15/2006 10:57 AM) : 

I feel for you sweetie as I feel for her--what beautiful tributes. And stop saying you can't write--

I miss my sister more than anyone can know but I am glad you are here cause I feel like I have a part of her back.

Love you sugar


Blogger Bond said ... (11/15/2006 11:23 AM) : 

Dix..glad we spoke last night and you found out i took TIH..so you could use Vince here...

Wonderfully done...


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (11/15/2006 11:29 AM) : 

Busy, we all have our reasons and I'm sure yours is a very good reason. It's okay you didn't like your Dad.

Turn, you and I have talked about the loss of our siblings. And, we have talked about "the other life" thing... I'm so blessed that I have you in my life. ;-) Love you too!

Yes Vinny, I'm glad to that we got to talk about TIH... like I said great minds think alike.. and thank you.

Thanks to all of you!


Blogger julie said ... (11/15/2006 6:45 PM) : 

Hey DixieChick--

Thanks for sharing that poem...very touching.


Blogger Anndi said ... (11/16/2006 7:58 AM) : 

Beautiful words.. from a beautiful person. I love you...


Anonymous damm said ... (11/16/2006 8:03 AM) : 

"When that work is completed,
He will gently call you home,
Oh, the rapture of the meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come."

there is nothing in this world that i am more certain of than that.


Blogger Diana said ... (11/21/2006 12:06 AM) : 


We both have gone through an experience that many of our friends have not. Whatever the way it may have effected us, it has given a sense of of life even through the death of another. We see life as a much more precious entity than before, and whatever type of relationship we had with our fathers that is one of the most important lessons to learn. Life is short, fight to keep living and live to fight.

Love you and thank you so much.


Blogger Mimi Lenox said ... (6/29/2007 3:34 PM) : 

Dixie - Go Rest High was played at a funeral I attended recently. Very moving.


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