Today I Shall Not Weep

    Today is Mother's death-date and it's quite alright with me,
    In years past I have wept and mourned, but now I've been set free;
    For last year something happened, and it strangely gave me peace,
    The grieving that had bound my heart
    gave way to sweet release.

    For it was just last year this month that Daddy passed away,
    His heart belonged to her and God, and on that final day
    His guardian angel took his hand, and said, "I think you know,
    Your loved ones all are waiting, sir,
    it's time for us to go...

    "A mighty celebration, sir, to be held on this date,
    And you're the guest of honor, sir, it's best we not be late!
    For God Himself has planned it thus, and therefore it shall be,
    Ere earth was formed this date was writ
    by Heavenly decree!"

    So Daddy took the angel's hand and flew to Jesus' side,
    And Mother stood beside the Lord, her arms held open wide;
    And in that Land where there's no pain, no sickness and no sin,
    God's laughter shook the heavens!
    "Let the partying begin!"

    Today is Mother's death-date, yet my heart is filled with joy,
    My soul has found serenity which nothing can destroy;
    The Most High God is ever nigh, He has no need of sleep,
    And Mother's wrapped in Daddy's arms...
    today I shall not weep.

- Connie Hinnen Cook -
(August 2, 2004)

"Thou hast turned for me
my mourning into dancing:
Thou hast put off my sackcloth,
and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my glory
may sing praise to Thee,
and not be silent.
O Lord my God,
I will give thanks
unto Thee for ever."
(Psalm 30:11-12 KJV)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook Copyright © 2004 ( -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]


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