Wings... Falling Star...

Red Rose...

Red Rose... Piano...

"Keeper Of The Stars"
by Tracert

When I think of love...
I think of roses and red hearts...
quiet walks...
and soft, tranquil music.

I envision a dove
taking flight on a crisp fall morn...
the first snowflake in winter...
and sounds of first robin in the spring.

I envision a glorious sunrise...
a spectacular rainbow...
and stars brightly shinning
on a summer night.

And I envision Jerry...
his eyes radiating warmth,
joy and vitality,
the tender feelings in his soul
reflecting from his happy face.

~ ©Henry Ward ~

At Jim's wedding, 1993

I've seen you in crowded halls
And across the empty square;
Without fail you lift the pall,
By the sincere smile you wear.

Your face becomes a beacon,
Shinning through the drabbest shoals,
Dawning warmer than the sun,
Into a gloomy soul.

I know your smile by its source ~
Beaming through your transparent heart;
Twinkling through your eyes, of course ~
It's God's laughter you impart!

©David Smith 10-31-98

I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind.
The days I do not think of you are impossible to find.
Each morning when I awake, I know that you are gone,
And few have seen the heartache as I try to carry on.

My heart aches with sadness and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, I try hard not to show.
My thoughts are always with you, your spot no one can fill.
In life I loved you dearly; in death I love you still.

There will ever be a heartache, and often a silent tear.
But also precious memories of the time when you were here.
I hold you close within my heart, always you remain,
To walk with me throughout my life, until we meet again.

~ author unknown ~

I wrote your name in the sand, but the tide washed it away.

I wrote your name on the sky, but the wind blew it away.

Love wrote your name on my heart,

and forever it will stay

Love doesn't hide.

It stays and fights. It goes the distance.

That's why

God made love so strong.

So it can carry you...all the way home.




I said, "God, I hurt..."
And God said, "I know."

I said, "God, I cry a lot..."
And God said, "That is why I gave you tears."

I said, "God, I am so depressed..."
And God said, "That is why I gave you Sunshine."

I said, "God, life is so hard..."
And God said, "That is why I gave you loved ones."

I said, "God, it hurts..."

And God said, "I know."

I said, "God, my son died..."
And God said, "So did mine."

I said, "God, it is such a loss..."
And God said, "I saw mine nailed to a cross."


I said, "God, but your loved one lives..."
And God said, "So does yours."


I said, "God, where are they now?"
And God said, "Mine is on My right, and yours is in the Light."



Life gives us time,

but only love gives it meaning.

Life In Abundance comes only through great love.

If you have it, you don't need to have anything else,

and if you don't have it,

it doesn't much matter what else you have.


Loving is not enough, and when it's not enough,

the greatest gift you can give, is to set Love Free.






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



Page Updated: 10-27-09
Designed, Created and Maintained by:
Mom ~ March 07, 1999
©Marilyn Jeffries, Reflection of the Echo, 1974-2009


Directory updated 10-27-08

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

In God We Trust

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)

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-2
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

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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