I&m still doing home physical therapy and check the obituaries regularly since a lot of my former patients are elderly. I saw Trish&s picture and thought ""I know that woman."" My heart sank into my gut when I realized who she was and read the obituary. I&m so sorry for you and your families loss, Tony.
I work with so many people who die shortly afterwards (not due to me, I hope) and if there&s one think I&ve come to realize is that no one ever really dies. The color of the paint in the house, the lessons passed down to the kids, the perrenials planted in the yard. All of this and more is forever changed by one person&s existence. People live on in the eyes of their family and friends and then through their family and friends, so on and so on into perpetuity. One day you&ll probably be playing with a grandchild who looks and/or acts spot-on like the grandmother s/he never met and then it&s so obvious and gratifying to watch.
Don&t mean to get philosophical on you. Just wanted to let you know an old frat-buddy is keeping you and your kids in his prayers and hoping you are able to keep the best memories of your wife with you always.
Give me a call any time if there&s anything I can do for you.
Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. My son, Jacob just lost his grandfather 2 weeks ago. His grandfather was more like a dad to Jacob and at his service this poem was recited. I hope it will bring some comfort to you as it still does for us today.
Miss Me-But Let Me Go
WhenI come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little...but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared .
Miss me ...but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It&s all part of the Master&s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me ...but let me go.
With our deepest sympathy,
We truly wish we could be there to celebrate Trish&s life. Please know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this week, and always. Trish was always a bright spot in our home, even during the trial. Each of our children have shared different stories with us on how each of your touched their lives and what they learned from you. (Sorry Jake that you never had the opportunity to live in Idaho. Everyone is always welcome anytime.)
I pray that the sun will shine tomorrow on all of you as your remember Trish and her radiant smile and ever positive attitude.
Again, sorry that we could not be there in person. We are certainly there in spirit and with all the love we can offer.
Ted and Marsha
I do not mean to intrude on your privacy. I read the obituary today in the paper for Trish. I did not know Trish or her family, however, it touched my heart and I felt led to write you a note. Know that my heart is heavy for your family and I will be praying for God&s grace, comfort and strength for your family in the days and months ahead.