We fought and played, dismissing the bad times, and always growing into fondness. Here is a gentle kiss to send you on your way.
In Memory of My Sister
My sister passed away on 2002 August 24 of complications from a stroke. This is the prayer that I wrote to say good-bye.
A Prayer for Linda
Lord, we commend to you our sister.
Though we are selfish and would keep her a while longer,
She has grown weary of this world and seeks the rest that you proffer.
Because we love her, we must let her go, albeit with sorrowful hearts.
We pray that you welcome her into your mansions,
And that you assemble those dear to her who have gone ahead,
So that they might greet her on the other shore,
To embrace her and comfort her,
So that she will always be surrounded by love.
We ask this most humbly, Lord,
So that in this hour of sadness, we, too, may also know joy,
Insofar as peace everlasting will surely be her reward.
Grant us solace in knowing that a much better place awaits,
That she will never again know sorrow or pain,
And she will now behold your glory firsthand.