Swenson for his mother
A Grave Memorial
Psalm 48:14 For this God,
Our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to death.
"Birth is a beginning and death a destination;
But life is a journey.
A going, a growing from stage to stage:
From childhood to maturity and youth to old age.
From innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing;
From foolishness to discretion and then perhaps, to wisdom.
From weakness to strength or strength to weakness and often back again.
From health to sickness and back we pray, to health again.
From offense to forgiveness, from loneliness to love,
From joy to gratitude, from pain to compassion.
From grief to understanding, from fear to faith;
From defeat to defeat to defeat, until, looking backward or ahead:
We see that victory lies not at some high place along
But in having made the journey, stage by stage, a sacred pilgrimage.
Birth is a beginning and death a destination;
But life is a journey, a sacred pilgrimage,
Made stage by stage...To life everlasting"
Rabbi Alvin Fine
to me by a good friend. Thank you Mary
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Death - What a wonderful way to explain it!
A sick man turned to his doctor as he
was preparing to leave the examination room and said:
"Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side".
Very quietly the doctor said "I don't know".
"You dont know? You're a Christian man and don't know what's on the
The doctor was holding the handle of the door. On the other side came a
sound of scratching and
whining and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and
leaped on him with an eager
show of gladness.
Turning to the patient the doctor said "Did you notice my dog? He's
never been in this room before.
He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master
was here. When I opened
the door, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the
other side of death. But I do know
one thing, I know my Master is there and that is enough".
They say "it will get
What they say seems untrue
What does it take to feel okay
About a world without you
They say "be strong and time will heal"
I guess I don't know how
To act they way they want me to
I just can't do it right now
They say "just think of all the good"
If only that could be
For all the good can't take away
These feelings deep inside me
say "she's in
a better place"
peace is what she'll feel
that what they say is true
they say is real
Written for my sister
Author: Sharon Schafer
September 9, 2011
Clicking through to
check on a link I found a post made on Facebook
by a local bar
and a couple of responses to the post:
"Anne you made things better."
Cody - Friend
"i'll miss you Anne Butler
August 29, 2011
Jenn - Friend
"ANNE AND GLORY BROWN TOOK ME TO MY FIRST
DAY OF 1ST GRADE...SHE WAS IN 6TH
WILL MISS HER"
AND EVERY DAY...
I thought of you with love today
But that was nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
And the days before that too
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
And your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
With which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping
And I have you in my heart