I'M FREE - Author unknown
Don't grieve for me for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've sacred much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Anita Robbins, age 77 passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Renfro Healthcare Center. She was born October 10, 1930 in Walnut Creek, California to William M. And Mary Ann (Goodsell) MacIntosh. Anita's beauty and grace on the outside was only surpassed by her inner beauty. All who knew her and even those who did not were blessed by her radiating smile. For many years, she was a professional advisor and agent of women's fashions in New Haven, Connecticut and New York. Her life was sacrificially spent in great love for her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted member of High Pointe Baptist Church and volunteered her time selflessly. Her Bible and prayer life were constant sources of strength and blessing to others. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Sheldon Robbins and Scott Robbins and his wife Monique; one daughter, Valorie Robbins; brother, Reverend Dr. William H. Mackintosh and his wife Ruth; sister, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Greenwald; grandchildren, Samantha, Heather, Connor Robbins, Gisela Robbins, Robert and Derek diScipio, Christopher, Valorie, and Sean Robbins; one great grand daughter, Kaylee Jade Adkins and numerous nieces and nephews. Anita was preceded in death by her parents.
A Farewell Prayer
"Thank you Lord for seeing how weary I am and letting me rest
The pain is gone, the peace is beautiful,
Your love surrounds me. I have fought the good fight (I think)
And somehow now at this stage, no matter what the outcome, I feel I have won.
My homily-'For everything there is a season.'
"I want my family to move on with their lives
And realize everything is for a reason.
Have no regrets! Everybody did everything they could.
I love you all, and will still be with you." Author Unknown
A Poem by my Daughter Valorie Robbins King to her Grandmother
She possessed a beauty that was surreal,
A sensation that in her presence I could feel.
Deep blue eyes that expressed such love for others,
A prime example of a grandmother, sister and mother.
Now memories consume my mind.
My heart feels joy mixed with sadness as I look back in time.
She was a fashion queen, a sports fanatic,
A tall, thin, beautiful chocolate addict.
She loved the Dallas Cowboys, made fun of the rookies.
Always saved half of her sandwich to leave room for cookies.
Instead of saying "rear end" she used the word "fanny".
She always reminded me that cough drops aren't candy.
Her hair, nails, and make-up were always in tact.
I smiled to myself as I listened to her watch Seinfeld and laugh.
She use to cover for us naughty kids, and often did our laundry.
She loved her family more than anything, and she had a thing for Sean Connery.
It goes without saying that she was a pure delight.
She was a strong woman- until the end she put up a fight.
The day that that she took her last breath in this world,
I felt a hole in my heart, I felt my mind whirl.
Yet that very day when tears and pain were provoked,
God's breath fell upon her and an angel awoke.
Now she dances in heave and flies with white doves,
Praising the one who gives eternal life and eternal love.
Valorie Robbins King - April 15, 2008
Two o'clock P.M.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Dr. Toby Snowden
Reverend Dr. william H. Mackintosh
"Glimpse of You"
"Happy Birthday! I can't believe you would have been 86. I miss you so much....Love Monique"
"Another holiday! I miss you more than ever!"
"Happy Birthday, Anita! I love you!"
"You are the best example of what a mother should be. I think about you with every decision I make. I love you."
"I miss you so much mom. Happy Mother's Day!"
"I love you so very much. I can't wait to see you again. You are definitely not forgotten. But forever remembered and carried on. Thank you for giving us so much to carry on into the future."
"I miss you so much Grammy!! You are forever in my heart xoxo"
"Not a day goes by that I don't miss you. I think of you often and wish you were here. we lost a women of great beauty and grace but heaven gained an angel. I LOVE YOU!!!"
"Happy Birthday Mom! Not a single day passes without you in my thoughts. I miss you so much."
"Happy birthday, Grandma!!! I have been thinking about you extra this week since it's your birthday! I will always miss you and always remember you."
"Anita was like a mom to me. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her or remember something she did. I loved her and her so much. Just because someone physically leaves this world doesn't mean that they stop influencing your life. Anita still influences my life's decisions and outlook even to this day. I love you, Anita, mwuh...."