A Peaceful Death

snowing in a pine


When I die take me home, to cold mountain air and songs that sing through the pines.
Take me home, to  a wide  open sky and crisp freshly fallen snow.
Spread my ashes across a high range and let me blow in the wind.
Take me home so I can join the deer and elk in their migrations.
Take me home to join the circle again.

Losing my father in law yesterday was hard, but I am relived to know that he died at home in his town with his family around him. I feel comforted that he was at Peace.

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16 thoughts on “A Peaceful Death

  1. I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss, but having family around helps with the healing.

    The poem is a beautiful piece, JoLynn.


  2. Serenity

    I am so sorry for your loss, dear. May you and yours be comforted by the Lord’s grace during your time of need. God bless.


  3. forestmtnhike

    Oh Jolynn, so sorry for your loss. May you and your entire family be comforted during this time. I’m glad you’re comforted that he had peace. The Lord be your strength and your all-sufficient supply during this time. May He also be your abundant grace. Many hugs your way.


  4. forestmtnhike

    And I’ll remember to keep your entire family in prayer.


  5. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Jim was very fortunate to have his loving family around him. May we all be so lucky. My prayers are with you.


  6. forestmtnhike

    Hi Jolynn, I am continuing to keep you and your family in prayer. May the Lord be the one carrying you through every moment these next couple of weeks. May He be your abundant comfort and rest meeting you fully. There is a hymn that I came across a few years ago that really spoke to me and encouraged me, and I’d like to share it with you. In my hymnal it’s hymn 723:
    He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
    He sendeth more strength when the labors increase,
    To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
    To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

    When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
    When our strength has failed ere the day is half-done,
    When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
    Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

    His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
    His power no boundary known unto men,
    For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
    He giveth and giveth and giveth again.

    So yes, I’m still thinking of you. Take care out there.


    • this is so lovely that I will print a copy for my mother In Law who really needs this… I am sure that the song dosent have an offical name just a number so I am sure it would be hard to find it any other way Thank you for sharing it with me… the last lines are so moving


  7. So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathy.


  8. Heather

    I am so sorry for your loss and will be sure to have you and your family in my thoughts during this difficult time. My name is Heather and I was hoping you would be willing to answer a quick question about your blog whenever you get a chance. My email is Lifesabanquet1@gmail.com


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