Sunday, January 25, 2009

In Memoriam

"And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.
And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfullness of virtue;
They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth." Kahlil Gibran


butterfly woman said...

Oh, Doris,
It is so beautiful, I feel the love pouring out of it, what a heartfelt tribute to your father.
My prayers are with you, I send you blessings and love.
I am here for you as a friend.

medicare babe said...

Dear Doris,
I am so sorry for your loss.Your painting reflects your Father's warmth and joy.You and your family are in my prayers and he is smiling down from heaven and is your special angel now.Peace and Love,Mary Gayle aka Turtle Woman
"He walks the Spirit Path with all the Ancestors"

Mary said...

What a beautiful verse to go with yur dad's portrait. Wish I could make it to the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

april said...

What a beautiful portrait of him, Doris. You've caught the sparkle in his eyes. The quote you chose is perfect it seems. A heartfelt tribute.

Uta said...

Lovely portrait Doris. My thoughts and love are with you.

Doris said...

Thank you all ever so much! There were over 450 people in the registry at his wake! My Mom used to think he gave too much!