Saturday, March 07, 2009

In Memoriam

In memory of Loretta Smith
Wife, mother, grandmother and more

We will no longer feel the touch of her hand
We will no longer hear the sound of her voice

Her knowledge, wisdom and love live on in us
As we who were the beneficiaries of her generous life
Incorporate her gifts into our lives
And carry forward our versions of it
To those whose lives we touch

In this way she bequeaths to each of us
A strand in an unbroken web
Stronger for her care and our connections through her

Heading Gently Into That Long Good NightIn wonder we're born
In beauty we live
In mystery we die