Saturday, August 1, 2009

he lives on...

I had put up all the sympathy cards we had received all around Gag's photo that's on the dining table along with a candle that's lit all day. So, this morning I decided to go through and actually read them all. They were all heart warming and had some very genuine wards.... I thank you all.

thought I'd share a poem that is in one of them that I think speaks true to who Gag was....

As Long As Memory Lives
by Helen Steiner Rice
Those we love
never die,
for as long as we live
and remember,
they are with us.
In ways big and small,
your loved one's life
changed our world
and left it a better place
and touched too many hearts
to ever be forgotten.
May you find comfort
in knowing how many people

share you sadness.

This card came from his close friends...
And there were many such cards that stressed how Gag had touched their lives and made their world better.... they came form his clients... soccer refs and coaches... kids he had coached... people he knew very briefly... couples who's wedding he had shot many years ago....

So he lives on... not only in our hearts but in the hearts and lives of so many that he's crossed paths with... that warms my heart

thank you!


  1. Bles you and thank you for taking the time to read MY ramblings! Take care and be kind to yourself,

    Liz x

  2. I'm here and reading and caring and praying. I find myself at a loss for words. But wanted you to know that I'm here.

  3. What a beautiful poem, and I too wanted you to know I'm out here...sending you prayers... and thoughts of strength and healing. besos!

  4. I love and wish Gag was with us, so just know there's no way of forgetting him. He's etched in all of our lives and minds and is a part of what makes our family, our family. Love u, Nairook