Memorial created 10-5-2006 by
May 25 1984 - August 13 2006
"I held him close for only a short time, but after he was gone, I'd see his smile on the face of a perfect stranger & I knew he would be there with me all the rest of my days."
"I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light,
remembering being alive together."
"Wanting him to come back before anyone notices a part of the world has not moved since he left."
"I wish you could have been there for the sun & the rain & the long, hard hills. For the sound of a thousand conversations scattered along the road. For the people laughing & crying & remembering at the end. But, mainly, I wish you could have been there."
-Brian Andreas quotes
I thank my God every time I remember you.-Philippians 1:3
I'll lend you for a little while- A child of mine He said. For you to love the while he lives, and mourn for when he's dead. It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three, but will you, till I call him back- Take care of him for me?
I cannot promise he will stay- Since all from Heaven return. But there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn. I've looked the wide world over, in my search for Teachers true, and from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I've selected you. Now will you give him all your love- Nor think the labor vain- Nor hate me when I come to call him back again?
I fancied that I hear him say “Dear Lord, Thy will be done.” For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run. We'll shelter him with tenderness-We'll love him while we may, and for the happiness we've known- Forever-grateful stay. But should the Angel's call for him, much sooner than we've planned, we'll bare the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
And said my place was ready in Heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind, all those things I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, that could never be,
For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from his great golden throne.
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
Today your life on Earth is past, and here it starts anew".
"I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
And since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past".
"But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,
Though there were times you did some things, you know you shouldn't do".
"But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free,
So won't you take my hand now and share My life with Me".
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart
The Broken Chain
"We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."
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