t  h  i  n  k . . .



of stepping on the shore,

and finding that its Heaven . . .

Of taking a hand …

And finding it God's hand.

Of breathing new air ...

And finding it celestial air.

Of  feeling invigorated …

And finding it immortality.

Of passing from storm and tempest …

To an unknown calm.

Of waking ...

and finding you are home!

~author unknown~

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Close Your Eyes

Just close your eyes and think of me,
relive the memories in your head;
I'll be with you always,
Waiting quietly by your bed.

I'll be your light in the darkness,
Shining steady through and through;
You only have to watch it glow,
To know I think of you.

I'll be the music that you listen to,
I'll be there in every song;
I'll laugh with you and sing with you,
And comfort when your day's gone wrong.

I'll be the wind that ruffles your hair,
I'll be that warm embrace;
I'll be the hand on your shoulder,
I'll be the tender touch on your face.

I'll be the clock softly ticking,
Reminding you of the times;
We've shut the rest of the world outside,
Were in our own world, yours and mine.

I'll be the moon as it dances,
On the water cold and still;
For I have loved you always,
And I know I always will.

Though you may not see me physically,
As you live your life today;
Just close your eyes and think of me,
I will not be far away.

~ ©JudyBurnette,1999 ~
~ Used With Permission ~


As you walk along the lakeshore,

And I am no longer with you,

Let no tears fall or sorrow prevail.

When you see your reflection shimmer in the water,

Smile and know that I see your smile.

When you feel the cool grass beneath your feet,

And the sun's warmth upon your back,

Know that I feel it also.

When you hear the leaves rustling in the wind,

Know it is my voice softly whispering to you.

When you see a butterfly dancing among flowers,

Know that I am dancing also.

When you gently touch a puppy's soft fur,

Know that I too feel your touch.

When the wind swirls across your skin,

Know it is I who caresses you.

When you love another,

Know that I too feel your love.

These words are truth, my love.

Have faith, my love.

As long as beauty lives upon the earth and in the stars,

And love lives in every beat of every heart,

So then do I...

So then do we all.





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Always Near

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

Page Updated: 10-27-09
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Mom ~ August 28, 2000
©Marilyn Jeffries, Reflection of the Echo, 1974-2009
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In God We Trust

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The Road Not Taken
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Thank you, Veterans!
Visitor From The Past

God's Marines
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In God We Trust

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Memorial Candles-2
Close Your Eyes
Only A Dream?
The Journey
In The End
Safely Home

Sweet Hour of Prayer

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The Journey,
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The Other Side,
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by Joe Castillo
Spirit Calling,
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On Eagle's Wings,
by Gail Gastfield
Shadow Rapids,
by Jonathon Bowser
Phantom of the Falls,
by Jonathon Bowser
Mystic Passage,
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God Laughs Too

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