We are heading into this holiday season with a bit of sad news. Dan's Aunt Vicki lost her battle with Leukemia early yesterday morning. Tomorrow we will attending the wake and memorial services with the funeral following on Wednesday. At times of great sorrow we must be reminded to 1 - enjoy each and every moment 2- don't forget to stop and smell the roses every once and a while and 3 - as my dad has always told me, with death comes sorrow for those who remain living yet you must celebrate the life of your loved one and know that they are now in the place we all strive a lifetime to be.
This year has been filled with great sorrow for many loved ones lost for those we love - so we want you all to know we are thinking of you all this week.
-Sandra DeLannoy Scott
I hope this week everyone is able to celebrate life. This is a poem a dear friend once shared with me that I think is just so true:
I AM NOT THERE
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 snow.
I am the sunlight on 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 stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Now I'll leave you with a little something more uplifting: