sabato, giugno 17, 2006

In Loving Memory

Merisha and I had the honor of playing our duet at the funeral of Kenneth Hoffman, known to us and those who knew him as "Pop".
Pop was one of the many men who served our country faithfully in World War II and continued until his death to be a wonderful example of what a godly man should be.
Though we were not related by blood (he was the grandfather of one of my dearest friends), Pop will continue to hold a special place in my heart.
I will go on remembering the things he taught me and the words he spoke to me for many years to come.

At his funeral, his son-in-law sang a family favorite of theirs (and now of ours) which was taken from the prayer of St Francis. I thought I would post the prayer here in his honor:

The Prayer of St. Francis

"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is dispair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive -
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

Amen"


In Loving Memory of
Kenneth A. Hoffman, Sr.
April 18, 1929 - June 3, 2006

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Man, you and merisha are getting up in the world! A wedding whoa... I faint if I hear the word publish.

Swamp Dude,