On the Loss of a Loved One

The Traveler

By James Dillet Freeman

She has put on invisibility.
Dear Lord, I cannot see - 
But this I know, although the road ascends
And passes from my sight,
That there will be no night;
That You will take her gently by the hand
And lead her on
Along the road of life that never ends,
And she will find it is not death but dawn.
I do not doubt that You are there as here,
And You will hold her dear.

Our life did not begin at birth,
It is not of the earth;
And this that we call death, it is no more
Than the opening and closing of a door. 
And in Your house how many rooms must be
Beyond this one where we rest momently.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the faith that frees,
The love that knows it cannot lose its own;
The love that, looking through the shadows, sees
That You and she and I are ever one!

NOTE:  This can easily be customized for a man, though it was written by James Dillet Freeman in honor of his wife's transition.