A child is like a ship on the sea,
That withstands the mighty gales;
You can't direct the wind,
But you can always adjust the sails.










When I got mad today and hit my child
"For his own good", I reconciled,
and then I realized my plight... 

Today, I taught my child to fight.

When interrupted by the phone, 
I said, "Tell them I'm not home." 
And then I thought, and had to sigh... 

Today I taught my child to lie


I told the tax man what I made,
forgetting cash that was paid, 
And than I blushed at this sad feat... 

Today I taught my child to cheat


I smugly copied a cassette, 
To keep me from one more debt, 
But now the bells of shame must peal... 

Today I taught my child to steal


Today I cursed another race, 
Oh God, protect what I debase, 
for now, I fear it is too late... 

Today I taught my child to hate


By my example, children learn 
That I must lead in life's sojourn, 
In such a way they are led, 

By what is done, not what is said


Today I gave my child his due 
By praise for him, instead of rue. 
And now I have begun my guide; 

Today I gave my child his pride


I now have reconciled and paid 
to IRS all that I have made. 
And now I know that this dear youth, 

Today has learned from me the truth


The alms I give are not for show, 
And yet, this child must surely know, 
That charity is worth the price; 

Today he saw my sacrifice


I clasp within a warm embrace 
My neighbor of another race. 
The great commandment from up above; 

Today I taught my child to love.


Someday my child must face alone 
This fearsome undertone, 
But I have blazed a sure pathway; 

Today I taught my child to pray

- Author Unknown -




Uncle Jerry, May 07, 1994

Life is changed, not taken away.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.




Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the companies that we work for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So, what is behind the story? Do you know what the word F A M I L Y means?

Father  And  Mother,  I  Love  You




In Memory of Jerry Wayne Jeffries
11-30-70    07-04-98

"Thank you, Sherry, for dedication of your
male angel graphics set to my son."




Page melody is
- artist unknown -





Page updated 11-30-09
Designed, Created, and Maintained by:
Mom ~ November 30, 2008
Marilyn Jeffries, Reflection of the Echo 1974-2009




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Directory updated 10-27-09

Newest Pages
What Children Learn
The Other Side
The Face Of Christ
God and the Spider
Beholding Beyond Words

 We the People

In God We Trust

I am Blessed (Thanksgiving)

Personal Tributes
Beyond Is God
Lifting & Leaning
When I Think Of Love
Blue Moon

Brothers, Part2
This Room (Johnna)
The Road Not Taken
Jerry's Significant #7
SEVEN (essay)

What Children Learn

Military Pages
Seven Steps
Bill Of * No* Rights
The Troop Tree
Troop Names
The Freedom Truck
The One Dollar Bill
Land Of The Free
Thank you, Veterans!
Visitor From The Past

God's Marines
God and the Spider

In God We Trust

Chapel Pages
Freedom Chapel
Memorial Candles-Page2
Close Your Eyes
Only A Dream?
The Journey
In The End
Safely Home

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Holiday Pages
Memorial Day
Veterans Day
4th of July 1 - 2 - 3
Christmas-1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Fathers Day 1 - 2

I am Blessed (Thanksgiving)

Author Tributes
In the End, by Steven Manchester (Chapel)
God and the Spider, by Mark Phillips (Chapel)
The Journey,
by Tom Krause (Inspiration)
Who Are You?
, by Terri McPherson (Inspiration
 Beholding Beyond Words, by Jerry Calo (Military)
The Other Side,
by Dianna Doles Petry (Inspiration)

Art Tributes
Face Of Christ,
by Joe Castillo
Spirit Calling,
by Jonathon Bowser
On Eagle's Wings,
by Gail Gastfield
Shadow Rapids,
by Jonathon Bowser
Phantom of the Falls,
by Jonathon Bowser
Mystic Passage,
by Jonathon Bowser

Try to be UGLY
Step UP!
God Laughs Too

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