During the past month since Sister Sue’s passing, the Tracy Family has received many beautiful cards and offerings of condolence, each one giving comfort and many sharing personal stories of how Sister Sue impacted their lives. Know that we appreciate every single one of them. Below is a poem we received in one of the cards that captures many of the thoughts our sister expressed in her final days.
I Am Free
I’m following the path God laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned around and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A family shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things, I too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
God wanted me now; He set me free.
© Anne Lindgren Davison
Posted with permission by the Society of the Divine Savior, Salvatorians.