In loving memory of Eugene D. Long, March 29, 1949 – May 9, 2008:
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
In life we loved you dearly;
In death we do the same.
You left us beautiful memories,
So numerous and fair.
Though we cannot see you,
We know that you are there.
We know the truth, the calling,
Which one day all will see.
Though nothing seems the same today,
Tomorrow is yet to be.
We seek you in a heart of prayer
As time draws us ever near,
That we may too be worthy of Jesus’ call to come
For in His love death is gone
For all whose belief is strong.
We trust in God’s word
That all His sayings be true,
That in this truth as God calls us one by one,
The family chain once broken in life temporal,
Is restored eternal
You are always in our hearts,
Debra, Adam and
Barbara Lehman and
In memory of Martha Mowen, 3-21-27 to 9-11-09: My Mother Kept A Garden
My mother kept a garden
A garden of the heart
She planted all the good things,
That gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine
And encouraged me to dream;
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rains came,
She protected me enough;
But not too much, she knew I’d need
To stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example,
Always taught me right from wrong;
Markers for my pathway
To last my whole life long.
I am my mother’s garden,
I am her legacy
And I hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from me.