Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today my husband and I attended the funeral of one of our neighbors. She is a fine woman who raised three sons, one of whom became a minister. She is not too much older than I, so she must have started having children fairly young.. This is a reminder that all of our days could be shorter than we had planned.

This is a poem they used in the funeral

"I Will Always Be Here"

Family,please don't mourn for me
I am still here, though you don't see
I am right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay

My body is gone, but I am always near
I'm everything you feel, see or hear
My spirit is free but I will never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart

I will never wander out of your sight
I am the brightest star on a summer night
I will never be beyond your reach
I am the warm moist sand when your at the beach

I am the colorful leaves when Autumn's around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground
I am the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond
The clear cool water in a quiet pond

I'm the first bright blossom you will see in the Spring
The first warm raindrop that April will bring
I am the first ray of light when the sun starts to
And you will see that the face in the moon is mine

When you start thinking there's no one to love you
You can talk to me through the Lord above you
I will whisper my answer through the leaves on the
And you will feel my presence in the soft summer breeze

I am the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams thatcome while you sleep
I am the smile you see on a baby's face
Just look for me, family, I am every place

Author of Poem is unknown to me.

Below is a short film made by Daniel's older brother Adam, the sculptor, who rescues a hummingbird with heat exhaustion here on the farm. This is the farm that Daniel enjoyed so much. The female hummingbird survived and is still here on the farm, preparing to migrate South with her own family.

Love The Earth, Hummingbirds from Veraseri on Vimeo.

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