Til Kingdom Come

John Robert with my mother a few years ago.

We have arrived back at our Coast home. We had hoped to go to my parents but Maggy has come down sick with a bad cough and mom is also sick. So we need to get Maggy to the doctor tomorrow. We came home to a clean home, thanks to friends and neighbors Roger, Pam, and Wynona. We had about 25 cards to open. Most were sympathy. Some were graduation cards for John Robert. It’s been a week without him.

My prayer today: Dear Jesus, please tell John Robert that we miss him terribly. Tell him that we loved him with all of our hearts. Tell him that any faults he had were not enough to make us stop loving him. And Jesus, tell him if we sometimes we were not good parents we’re sorry. Would you mind terribly if I reminded you every day to tell him we love him? I know you can remember … but it’s something I need to say.

A family friend for many years, and one of John Robert’s favorite people is Joel Jordan. At John’s funeral Joel played his guitar and sang the following song. Joel says it’s one of John’s favorites. According to most people I talk to, this was a highlight of the hour we spent honoring him. I didn’t find a very good YouTube of it, so I’ll let you look. But here are the words. Thank you Joel.

Til Kingdom Come
Coldplay
Steal my heart and hold my tongue
I feel my time
My time has come
Let me in
Unlock the door
I never felt this way before

And the wheels just keep on turning
The drummer begins to drum
I don’t know which way I’m going
I don’t know which way I’ve come

Hold my head inside your hands
I need someone who understands
I need someone, someone who hears
For you I’ve waited all these years

For you I’d wait ’til kingdom come
Until my day, my day is done
And say you’ll come and set me free
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me

In your tears and in your blood
In your fire and in your flood
I hear you laugh, I heard you sing
I wouldn’t change a single thing
And the wheels just keep on turning
The drummers begin to drum
I don’t know which way I’m going
I don’t know what I’ve become

For you I’d wait ’til kingdom come
Until my days, my days are done
And say you’ll come and set me free
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me

My friend Al Sturgeon has a beautiful video in memory of John Robert. Rather than post it here, I’d like you to go to HIS BLOG and leave a comment. The richness of our friendship is hard to describe. Thank you Al.

Thanks for reading … and your precious comments.

John

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