I'm ending this week with the same words that were last spoken at my father's memorial service. This is my goodbye to a week of emotional rollercoastering and tilt-a-whirling. This is also a proper internet farewell to the drama that has surrounded my hero's final days. This is not a farewell to my hero, but that is for me more than it is for my blog.
Without any further ado, here are the words to "Taps" that were read by my husband, who will be travelling to Korea in a couple of weeks, to uphold his duty as a U.S. Soldier from the same installation where my father once tread:
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake from the hills, from the sky,
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor God keep.
On the land, or the deep, safe in sleep.
Fading light, dims the sight
and a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.
Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.
While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands, we our souls, Lord, commend.