Thought For Today

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

God gave us a man, I called Uncle Bud

A loving tribute I wrote  for a loving man. A man of a generation that is dwindling yet their legacy lives on in those they have touched, nurtured, and cared for... Their physical presence may be gone... but they will never be forgotten as they live on in in our hearts and souls... Rest in Peace Dear Uncle.... however I fully expect a little fun will be had by all those that have gone before.... a softball game, basketball, horseshoes,... Uncle Bud did love life!!   

May we all learn to live and love life to the fullest... after all.... it's the best show on earth.
 God's Blessings to all.

God gave us a man, I called Uncle Bud
He loved  life and served the land
With a wink and a smile he worked each day
So much more than just a farm hand

He toiled and tilled and milked the cows
Such hard work and yet he knew
When all was done in the barn and field
It was home to his family he flew

To a beautiful wife he cherished dear
She was always by his side
They'd talk and laugh and share ideas
Their love they could not hide

Wasn't long before the family grew
With children they had four
Three girls and a boy made up their clan
And all they did adore

Uncle Bud was loved by everyone he met
He was a giant hearted man
He'd lend a hand no matter the task
Helping others was part of his plan

What I remember most was he liked to have fun
Catching  fish or throwing a ball
Finding kids of all ages he'd get them out playing
And he was the biggest  of  all

Yet when it required a serious touch
He'd be there with heart and soul
Giving support with whatever it was
He could take on most any role

Strength, hope and courage he brought to his family
A man of such faith and much love
With God by his side and deep in his soul
His guidance came from above

What a legacy he leaves to his family and friends
As he was kindness inside and out
He taught many lessons by example I know
Of that I have no doubt

So I say thank you dear uncle for just being you
For men of such stature are few
Your Love will live on in the hearts of us all
For now we must bit you adieu

God's called you to your  Heavenly Home
A Homecoming with family and friends
We will grieve just a bit then celebrate your life
Sharing fond memories and commends

God's holding you now in His heavenly hand
You may rest as your work day is done
Your family and friends will carry on here on earth
Through Christ your New Life's begun

Written with Love and Prayers

 by Nina Pauline 9-24-2010


Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Nina--I am so sorry for your loss. ((hugs)) You and your family are in my prayers today. God bless you, sweet Friend.

Granny Annie said...

What a lovely and loving tribute.

Joanie M said...

Yes, a lovely tribute to your dear Uncle.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful, Nina...He must have been a wonderful person! Your family was very fortunate...I'm so sorry for your loss...My heart is with you! ~Janine XO

Nina P. said...

Thank you all for your kind words and support. My Uncle had been fighting Lymphoma for a while and had a log of good years. His last battle was a tumor in his heart from the lymphoma... Cancer is a horrible disease and I hope and pray they find a cure someday. God willing they will. With the summer I've had great celebrations and great sadness. Each is a reminder of the frailness of humankind as well as the Fullness and Greatness of Life. Live, Love and Laugh often for Life is Wonderful if we open our hearts and let it in.
Love and Light and many Blessings to you and yours always.
Nina P

Jeff Ploetz, CIO VRSurgeon Inc. said...

great to read this again 4 weeks after dad's reunion with the Lord )esus Christ Saviour. you have an amazing talent Nina & so happy the world is sharing in that love, light& joy that radiates from within..
Peace my dear cousin!