When I Get Where I’m Going, I Will Love And Have No Fear

by Sherry Riter in Dad

Today is dedicated to love, change and gratitude.

Yeah when I get where I’m going
There’ll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I’ll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah when I get where I’m going
Don’t cry for me down here

Three years ago today, my Dad was released from his cancer ridden body and the loss has been weighing heavy on my mind all month.

I write about it all the time, but life is short. It is so very short and we don’t have time to waste it fighting, hurting each other and giving into things that destroy us or other people.

If you have messed up or are currently messing up your life…CHANGE before it is too late!

So much pain and so much darkness
In this world we stumble through
All these questions I can’t answer
So much work to do

But when I get where I’m going
And I see my maker’s face
I’ll stand forever in the light
Of his amazing grace

Yeah when I get where I’m going
There’ll be only happy tears

I’m extremely grateful that I was able to spend so many hours talking to Dad as I drove home each day from work. That time we spent together mended the fences and left a huge garden of beautiful memories for me.

Thank you, Dad, for that priceless gift. I miss you.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 teresa vett October 15, 2013 at 2:26 am

You will have forever and so be of good cheer and do the best you can and live every moment with joy and love in your heart. You are a very special girl and your mama loves you with all her heart


2 Sherry Riter October 15, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks Mom. I love you too.


3 Philip Bond October 15, 2013 at 5:14 am

Love the line, “There’ll be only happy tears”. For me there will only be happy years ahead, and no tears.


4 Sherry Riter October 15, 2013 at 7:55 am

🙂 I wish you lots and lots of happy years! 🙂


5 Joan October 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

I am thinking of you today and I know if your father was still here he would wish only the best for you that life has to offer. Yes, life is short, but your life through your writing and sharing has had an impact on more people than you will ever know. Glad you have such beautiful memories of your father. {{{Hugs}}} 🙂


6 Sherry Riter October 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

Thank you, Joan. {{{hugsss}}}


7 BirthTouch.com (@KathyAMorelli) October 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

Hi Red – Beautiful. the fall is such a bittersweet season already ..time for the trees to let go and it was a time for your family to let go ..so sorry for your loss… such an uplifting gratitude article!


8 Sherry Riter October 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Thank you Kathy! Yes, I am so grateful today. {{{hugsss}}}


9 Rosey October 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

What a touchings song. I’m sorry you lost your daddy. 🙁


10 Sherry Riter October 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Thank you Rosey. I’m glad you like the song. 😀


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