Many of us have lost someone we love. There is little at hand that we can do to curb the suffering of others who grieve for a lost soul/life cut short. There is little except to hope that their life was one full of joy, happiness and fulfillment while it lasted.
Below is a tribute by a mother for her lost son Joshua. This poem gives us strength and confidence and a ray of hope.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free…I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard His call, I turned my back and left it all.

I couldn’t stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way…I found my peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void…Then fill it with remembered joy !!
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss…Ah yes, these things I too will miss !!

Be not burdened with times of sorrow…I wish you the sunshines of tomorrow.
My lifes’s been full, I savored much…Good friends, good times, and a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my life seemed all too brief…Don’t lengthen it now with undo grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me…God wanted me now; He set me free!!!

By Debbie Ruttencutter