JC by Jen



November 14 1996 ----- September 14 2000


Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there I do not sleep.


I am the diamond glints on snow

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn's rain.


When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circled flight

I am the soft stars that shine at night.


Do not stand at my grave and cry

I am not there I did not die.




RECEIVE OUR GOD the return of your wondrous creation JC.

She has been brave in the face of adversity.

GRANT us a measure of consolation and peace in knowing

that we have fulfilled our responsibility to her.

IN MY GRIEF help us to remember and appreciate

that her loving devotion was Your gift to us

and to be thankful for the time I shared her life.

LET YOUR LIGHT warm her soft coat

Your love fill her brave heart.

ALLOW her to frisk freely and without pain

in Your glorious realm until we meet her again.