The hope that sustains

She sings Give Thanks with her hands raised
While before her eyes her husband lay
Suited up, dressed very well
Laid to rest, an empty shell

Her only hope that will sustain
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”

He leads the chorus to Amazing Grace
She invites the rest to join in praise
In the same room, their dad’s remains
Just days ago their last embrace

Yet there’s joy in the midst of loss and pain
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”

He enters now into heaven’s gates
Leaving behind his earthly frame
A life well lived only to proclaim
Jesus, name above all names

His source of strength ’til his final day
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”

We will miss you ninong Geno. Thank you for your life’s example. Tita Patti, Ina, Eli, we love you. Krisha and I pray for comfort for your family, and strength for the difficult days. We are inspired and encouraged by your faith and courage, especially during these past few days!

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