Forever Remembered

Memorial Services

Main Page
Jaime Burnett
Mike Kiley
Laura and Shana
Peter Hilliard
Leo Eylar
Bob Feller
Marlin Owen
Valerie DiCarlo
Uncle Mike
Aunt Sue
Aunt Susie Jane
Memorial Program

Burial Service

Main Page
Message of Hope

News Articles

Main Page
San Jose Mercury
Sunnyvale Sun
Biola Chimes
Calif Youth Symphony
Help One Child

Woodleaf Retreat

Dealing With Disappointment

G clef

Memorial Service
The Home Church
April 17, 1999
Sailing Ships

I am standing on the seashore and a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breezes and departs for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until at last she is only a ribbon of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, "There, she's gone."

Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she's gone," there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "There she comes."

And that is what people call dying.

G clef