Shared by Matt Petry on December 15, 2011

Selah  I Turn to you

From the album: Hope Of The Broken World

 

 

When I'm far away from home and the cold wind starts to blow
When I'm empty and alone, I turn to you
When there's hardness in my heart and I can't see the truth
And I'm wandering in the dark, I turn to you

And here in your Holy Presence, it's all that I can do
I turn to you Jesus, I turn to you Lord
What else can I do Jesus
I turn to you

For the faith to move ahead
And to let go of the past
And to see me as you do
I turn to you

And here in your Holy Presence, it's all that I can do
I turn to you Jesus, I turn to you Lord
What else can I do Jesus
I turn to you

You alone are worthy, the one and only God
The ruler of the nations, Father of my heart

I turn to you Jesus, I turn to you Lord
What else can I do Jesus, I turn to you
Help me turn to you, help me turn to you
Help me turn to you, help me turn to you, I turn to you

  

I LOVE U

Shared by Madison Petry on December 13, 2011

when i think of u i see us doing tons of stuff like always.ill never  forget ur smile laugh or memories that we had together.i cant explane how much i miss you.i love u mamaw so much.

Shared by Melissa Petry on September 30, 2011

Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
... And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something --
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.

Shared by Mike Petry on February 18, 2011

Not a day goes by. It's a feeling that I'm missing something. A feeling of deep lonelyness. I miss you so much mom. I can still hear your voice in my mind. I can still see your face. The weather is getting warmer and I cant help to think about your grave site. I hope your happy with the location. I really think you would have picked it out if you had a choice. Here is the words to a song that will always be close to my heart mom. It wraps up everything I'm feeling. I love you.

 

Homesick by MercyMe

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now

Shared by Melissa Petry on January 17, 2011

I am free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path that 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 or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I've found that place at the close of the day.
If 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 for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been good, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undone grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wants me now,
He set me free.

Shared by Melissa Petry on January 9, 2011

There is a time for everything,
And a season for every activity under heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

Shared by Melissa Petry on January 8, 2011

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

This is a great poem that I read at my Mom's service (with the support of my brothers). I think it was perfectly worded and reminded me so much of my Mom. I love you, Mom!

You Are Always On My Mind

Shared by Melissa Petry on January 5, 2011

I just hear the song, You Are Always On My Mind, by Willie Nelson. The words to this song made me very, very sad. Mom, if I ever made you feel 2nd best....I am so sorry. That was NEVER NEVER my intention.

I love you and it is killing me inside to know that I hadn't seen you in such a long time before you passed. It isn't because I didn't want to see you. But, I should have made it a priority to come to Kentucky more often. I am so sorry for anything I ever did to make you feel bad. I will miss you more than anyone will ever know.

Mommy

Shared by Mike Petry on January 4, 2011

Mom, I know sometimes we didn't get a long. Some of the things you did made me so mad. And I'm sure some of the things I've done mad you made as well. Growing up wasn't easy either. Although there were times I blames you for my problems and the way things have turned out in my life I just want to let you know that I don't blame you. You did everything you could to give me a happy home as an adult I know how hard that must have been at the time. Even as an adult I remember you drawing and coloring a fireplace scene on a sheet for me for Christmas. I also remember singing songs with you in the kitchen. We were cooking something, I don't remember what it was. I do remember the song you taught me. "Jesus oh Jesus, let me tell you how I feel. You have given me your riches, I love you so...I love you so."

Simple song about Jesus that I now replace with your name. Mommy, oh Mommy. Let me tell you how I feel, you have given me your happiness and I love you so. I love you so." Mom I need you more right now. You made me feel better when Grandma past away, but who is going to make me feel better? I hate that Missy and me live so far away. Matt and I agreed to see each other more. I hope we can. I need my brother and sister close to me. I pray that there wasnt something I could have done. I'm not going to make public some of our problems but I hope that isn't the reason you left. We tried to help mommy, we did. I'm so sorry. I'm sorry I wasnt more concerned about your problems. I should have done more mom. I should have helped you more, I should have been a better son. I should have helped you. I'm so sorry mom. And now your gone and I can't bring you back. You were too young to leave, please come back mom. I need you so much. We all need you.  

Moms Final Annoucement

Shared by Mike Petry on January 4, 2011

Patricia Louise Brown, 63, of Vanceburg, died at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at her home.

Born in Vanceburg on November 29, 1947, to the late Robert Bryan and Bertie Louise Lowie Bryan, she was a 1966 graduate of Lewis County High School and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a housewife.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Jack Brown; one daughter, Melissa Petry (Shannon Golsworthy) of Michigan City, Indiana; two sons, Michael (Kellie) Petry of Plain City, Ohio, and Matthew (Kari) Petry of Pickerington, Ohio; one step-son, Jay (Jamie) Brown of Portsmouth, Ohio; two sisters, Geraldine Corns of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and Linda (Mike) Byar of Vanceburg; one brother, Michael Wayne (Mary Sue) Bryan of Vanceburg; ten grandchildren, Adam, Brandon, Victoria, Madison, Jacob, Christian, David, Emilee, Justin and Gabby; and one great-grandchild, Brooklynn.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert James Bryan Jr.

Services were at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg with Rev. Howard Wilson officiating.

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