Monday, April 14, 2008

Poem and Pictures

President Hadfield shared this poem in a talk he gave just yesterday in church. Many of you will recognize it, as he shared it with his missionaries often.

Love

The young man walked down the city street,

In a strange land, with his own home far away,

And his newness clashed with the echoing beat,

Of horse carts and cobbled streets.


And they say that he preached a better world

To those who loved their own,

And he prayed, “Oh God,”

I would that my good be known…


And no one understood…


The young man stopped in the pitted road,

His manner not shiny now, and gazed at humble folk,

And vaguely sensed the meaning of eternal days,

And preached, “Come follow me that you might have rest.”

And prayed, ”Oh God, help me to do my best.”


And few men understood…


The young man trudged down the country lane,

No stranger now, still searching those paths to roam

But somehow, unashamed a little older now became,

And deep within his heart he sang, “This place is home”

And he preached the brotherhood of man and peace and charity,

And prayed, “ Oh Lord that I might be worthy of such as these…

In some far eternity.

And lo, he understood...


Here are some pictures taken Saturday night at their stake's LDS prom




We still don't have details on the funeral arrangements. We'll keep you all posted on this website as soon as we know more. If you'd like to contribute to a floral arrangement to be at the funeral, please contact me at emilyashworthallred(at)yahoo.com

And please remember that the Hadfields have asked for some space right now, so please hold off on phone calls for the next few days. I'm sure Hermana will appreciate letters and emails that she can read when she's ready. Her email address is LexineHadfield(at)gmail.com (Please email me if you'd like to send her something through the mail. We'd like to avoid posting their address on a public blog.)

---------------------------------En Espanol---------------------------

Presidente Hadfield compartió este poema en un discurso que ha dado justo ayer en la iglesia.
Mucho de ustedes lo reconocerá, que ha compartido con los misioneros muchas veces.
Love
The young man walked down the city street,
In a strange land, with his own home far away,
And his newness clashed with the echoing beat,
Of horse carts and cobbled streets.
And they say that he preached a better world
To those who loved their own,
And he prayed, “Oh God,”
I would that my good be known…
And no one understood…
The young man stopped in the pitted road,
His manner not shiny now, and gazed at humble folk,
And vaguely sensed the meaning of eternal days,
And preached, “Come follow me that you might have rest.”
And prayed, ”Oh God, help me to do my best.”
And few men understood…
The young man trudged down the country lane,
No stranger now, still searching those paths to roam
But somehow, unashamed a little older now became,
And deep within his heart he sang, “This place is home”
And he preached the brotherhood of man and peace and charity,
And prayed, “ Oh Lord that I might be worthy of such as these…
In some far eternity.
And lo, he understood...

Arriba hay algunas fotos tomadas el sábado a la noche en el Baile de la Estaca.

Todavía no nos han informado detalles sobre el funeral. Les mantendremos informados por este blogspot tan rápido como sepamos. Si ustedes desean contribuir con un arreglo floral para que este en el funeral, por favor contactarse conmigo por medio del correo electrónico. emilyashworthallred@yahoo.com

Por favor recuerden que la Familia Hadfield ha pedido por tener su tiempo en este momento, por favor no realicen llamadas telefónicas por los próximos días. Estoy segura que la Hermana Hadfield apreciara las cartas y los correos electrónicos que podrá leer cuando ella este preparada. El correo electrónico de la Hermana Hadfield es LexineHadfield(at)gmail.com (Por favor envíenme un correo electrónico si desean enviarle algo por correo a su hogar.)

3 comments:

Paige said...

I am honored to have known President and Hermana Hadfield. I have not kept in contact with them, but when I got to the reunion last week, they both embraced me and called me by name. I felt so loved to be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with Sister Hadfield and the entire Hadfield family. Thank you.
Paige Levanger Moore

Heather said...

President Hadfield was an amazing man who followed Christ's footsteps and taught us to do the same as missionaries. He trusted in all of us to be our best and led by example as a doer of the word. He will be a valiant missionary on the other side of the veil. We love you Hermana Hadfield and our prayers are with you and your family. May you all be wrapped in the warmth and comfort of the Spirit.

I hope to start compiling some of his quotes and photos for other Chile Santiago West Missionaries. If you have any others, please feel free to pass them on. I will add them into the slide show and link it back to our mission page. You may contact me via e-mail, blog site or facebook. We will all miss you Presidente.

Heather Zahn Gardner

Snyder Family said...

I pray that the Lord will watch over you Hermana Hadfield and over your family during this difficult time. President was a valiant man. He taught me so much. I will forever be indebted you him and to Hna. Hadfield for their love, support and friendship. He will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hadfield family. Thank you so much for sharing him with us. He was like a father to us all.
Melissa Quinn Snyder