My Grandma


From my Uncle Danny:

“I am only going over Jordan ”
Jennifer sings on the CD player
Mom breaths are erratic and
she gasps every now and then.
Her skin has a bluish tint.
Connie, Nancy and I are
holding her hands and touching her head.
She stops gasping and breathing.
The CD player sings
” I’m going to lay down my burdens.
Down by the river side. ”

It was a joy for mom to do her work.
Her work was not a burden.
Parkinson Disease was the monster
that robbed her of all the things
that she liked to do, including work.
Living a good life with a monster, on her back was her burden.

That burden now sits on the river bank
and Mom has crossed over ‘Jordan’.
I can see her, sitting with her feet
in a small creek, on her side of the ‘Jordan’.
Enjoy the song of the creek, the rocks
it flows over, and the flowers waving in the wind under the trees on the creek bank.

The hand I hold grows cold
Mom is gone.
I shall be sad
and she shall be
free of her burden.

It is normal for us to be sad
and logic tells us that
we should be happy for her freedom.

Gladdy (Brown) Klinefelter (my Grandma) died 11:00 am Sunday March 9, 2008


4 Responses to “My Grandma”

  1. May she be fully enveloped in the fullness of His Love. Peace to you and the family.

  2. Love yall man! Please let me know if there is anything I can do!

  3. Beautiful words at a difficult time.

    Very sorry to hear about your loss.

  4. 4 e.

    Beautiful poem. Sorry for your family’s loss. Happy for your Grandma.

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