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Grandad Felix

Discussion in 'The mystical and Paranormal' started by garabandal, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    You died when I was 18.
    The saddest day of my life.
    And still is to this day 35 years later.
    I sobbed at your coffin side overcome with grief.
    I was inconsolable

    You came into my mind today
    And the tears flowed for I miss you so
    I felt you close today when I prayed
    The memories of loss still deep and painful
    I was so close to you in life and you to me in death

    You were a quiet man with little to say
    You suffered ill health without complaint for much of your life
    Your body was thin and frail and you were prone to sickness
    But you were a man of constant spirit
    At your funeral they said you never spoke an ill word of anyone

    I remember our walks along the river bank when I was a boy
    How tranquil were those days that give me such happy memories
    I remember none of your words for you were not a man of words
    But I remember your presence and the peace between us
    I knew you were different from anyone I had met before

    You used to disappear everyday at 6pm I thought for a rest
    But one day in youthful exuberance I forgot and burst into your room
    And there you were at the foot of the bed
    Kneeling with Rosary in hand
    An image indelibly burnt into my mind

    For then I immediately understood why you were different
    I understood the source of your goodness
    I was blessed to see you on your knees
    The greatest sermon I ever heard but no words were exchanged

    You were saintly no doubt
    For our walks are still memorable to me
    For I walked with Jesus when I walked with you
    Your were a true gentle spirit - you harmed no man

    Each day I pray the Rosary it is because of you
    Your example was extraordinary in its simplicity
    Keep praying for me - you a member of Church triumphant
    for I also wept today because I am nowhere near as good as you

    I am weak and frail and prone to sin but I know your prayers
    have been heard and God has acted true
    I am determined to imitate your devotion to Her
    The Mother of God in heaven who leads us to her Son

    You are a cherished child of Mary, and now contemplate her close
    Remember me to our Mother in Heaven and ask her for this grace
    That your grandson in Church militant here below
    might remain faithful and true to her, Mother of Purity

    Ave Maria, thank you for my grandad, an example of humility
    I know I am destined to meet him soon for the years are passing fast
    I have no doubt he will be with me close when the sands of time expire
    And he will walk with me once more on the road to paradise

    For together we will meet the Queen of Peace
    Our Mother in heaven the Lady of the Rosary
    No beads we will need for there to grace our sight
    will be God's greatest treasure
    God's greatest masterpiece, sweet Mary, so beautiful
    Cause of our Joy
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
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  2. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    How beautiful and heartfelt garabandal! :love:
     
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  3. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Thank you. This is the strangest of days I haven't cried as much in years - tears of sadness and of joy - I feel him so close today.
     
  4. Light

    Light Angels

    This is really so touching.. it is remarkable. The impact of Example on our souls is powerfully shown.

    God Bless
     
  5. padraig

    padraig New Member

    It sounds like he is still hanging around.:);) They are never closer than when they are in heaven, closer even than on Earth.

     
  6. AED

    AED Powers

    Tears in my eyesGarabandal. ..I am so moved. Your grand dad is praying mightily in heaven. No doubt about it. And you felt how near he is to you today.
     
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  7. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Tears in mine too.
    Beautiful tribute, Garabandal.
    I feel your grief.:cry:
     
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