With thoughts of peace and courage for you and your family.
Your loved one is now resting don't fill your life with tears
Let your memories bring you comfort remember all the good years.
Catherine Pulsifer Memory
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
Joni Mitchell Wisdom
May you find comfort in the writings of
Henry Scott Holland:
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without affect, without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
As you grieve, remember the words of this poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye, reminding us that our loved ones are with God: Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight that ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die
If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment
at a time.
Beth Mende Conny Time
Please find comfort in knowing that your loved one touched the lives of so
many others and gave them the gift of many happy memories and touching
the lives of others with kindness and compassion.
We hope that those wonderful memories give you strength.
While we are sad, and we will surely miss.
But we are thankful for the time we had and all the happiness.