Thank you so very much for representing the Forum at the memorial today, Susan. I am sure we would all have liked to have been there in person for Jackie and Dave, but you have done a wonderful job bringing us all in together. It sounds like a beautiful ceremony to have been able to attend.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Dec 22, 2011 8:41:53 GMT -5
I've not uploaded his slide show but Below is the music I embedded into it. I think you'll like it....
Bryan's at rest now and his pain and his fight to breathe has ended. But his memory hasn't nor will it. He'll be forever in our hearts.
He lived a very simple life (monetarily speaking) and though he didn't have a lot, he had more than many. And he shared those gifts, and the biggest of all... his love and his heart, with e'one he came in contact with.
Our son has returned to Atlanta (y'day), I was so proud and honoured to have him and Dave by my side. I'm blessed to have these 2 wonderful men in my life!
Our daughter couldn't make it. She was starting to feel ill ill and just before boarding the plane to come, she made a difficult but wise decision. She stayed home. And, as it turn outs I'm glad she did. She was sick. A hard but mature and responsible decision on her part.
So; she spent the day wrapping her coins to donate to our Organization in Bryan's memory.
You see, Bryan had been a pretty decent coin collector over the years and she felt it was a befitting way to honour his memory.
Dave and I want to thank you all for your support, your prayers, your candles and most of all...... your love.
When I say that you are my family, I mean that most sincerely and we look to "family" for support in times of need. And; you were there for us.
A SPECIAL thank you goes out to Susan (Hugahusky) and Juanita (dd57) ..... just seeing them at the memorial service and receiving their hugs and outpouring of love, and the card, on behalf of all of you made me cry like a baby.
Sue took the time off work (and thank you for reporting back to our friends here as well), and Juanita drove in from out of town. There's nothing more I could have asked for. I felt you all there with me through them, and I sure needed you.
To them, and for all of you....... and from the depth of our soul...
Jackie, we are a family, and our love and support was with you in spirit. Bryan had the greatest gift of any of us, simply love. To give and share and recieve, that is his legacy, one that is never forgotten. Hoping you are resting enough and taking care of yourself. Take time to heal. Huggs
Jackie, you allways know t he right things to say. Thank you for your love and know that it is returned.
Your brother is just as you always described him to me. And the kindness to be seen in his eyes is just as you described the love he had for everyone he came into c ontact with. I love the Annie Lennox tune and to be honest, would chose it for my own memorial if I was around to chose it then, maybe have to leave a note somewhere.
I think a lesson we can all take from this is that we should all have preparations made in advance so as not to have to put the family through what you went through, Jackie. It is something Mert and I have discussed yet not done yet. It is time to put it all together. Soon, like right after the New Year. Maybe a New Year's Resolution.
AGain, thank you for your love. Now, rest in the tanning bed, then, do some breathing exercises and get on the TM, I think it might help work the kinks out of your stressed body and mind. Take your time getting back into the action here in the forum if that's what you need. Cuddle up to Dave and give each other what really counts.