I Am Free

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

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m 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.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found the peace on a sunny day.
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,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.

God wanted me now; He set me free.

© Anne Lindgren Davison

Posted with permission by the Society of the Divine Savior, Salvatorians.

6 thoughts on “I Am Free

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Carol. It’s lovely and so “Sister Sue” in every way that she showed us how to live with Love, Light, Laughter and Learning. I think of her daily and am so grateful to have most if not all of her writings and inspirational cards that I treasure now more than ever. With my warmest and best wishes to all members of Sister Sue’s loving and loyal family!

  2. Thank you Carol! This poem truly captures our sweet Sister, we miss her but there will come a day we will all be united with our Heavenly father!
    Prayers for her family!
    Rose Brummel

  3. Thank you for sharing this with us all. Sister Sue was one of a kind, and she served our lord well. She is at peace now, and this poem pretty much says it all. When I think of Sister Sue, I see her wonderful smile. Her work on this earth will always be remembered.

  4. I am the author of the poem “I’m Free” and I do not mind it being posted however someone has changed a lot of the wording from the original I will be happy to share that with you as you may wish to amend it to its original form

  5. I do request that you change it as there are many amended versions and I would sincerely like my original poem to be available to others.

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