Word, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
Missing you.... / Deanna (sister)
Hey Cory, I know it's a couple days late, but you'll have to forgive me I couldn't write then... It's been two years since you've been gone and I miss you just as much as i did the day I had to say good-bye. I miss you, I hate you and I love you all at the same time. I hate you for leaving us and not talking to me. I love you because you're my family and friend, but right now I'm having a hard time remembering that part, all I feel for you is anger and hate. I know it'll pass, but it's a terrible feeling and i can't help but blame you for it. You were the best little brother anyone could have asked for. Even after all our fights and times we tried to kill each other, we always got along in the end. I'd give anything to even have jsut one more argument with you....Well anyways.......Love you forever........Deanna Close
The Comfort Prayer / Jen Ramsey Sis Angel Colt Forrest Penny Read >>
The Comfort Prayer / Jen Ramsey Sis Angel Colt Forrest Penny
The Comfort Prayer
When loss and grief have torn apart the world we thought we knew
Words never seem to be enough for things we can’t undo,
So I’ll just say a silent prayer for what may comfort you;
The solace of warm memories that last a lifetime through,
The sympathy that others feel who share your sorrow, too,
The knowledge that the one you love is with the angels who
In kind and tender mercy will be watching over you.
God Bless and Keep You, Jen Ramsey Sis Angel Colt Forrest Penny
Please/ Author Unknown
Please don't tell us how to grieve In our own time, in our own way, we will face our loss. Don't tell us time heals all wounds. If healing means repaired as new, nothing, not time nor anything, will heal us. Don't tell us it is time to move on. Your discomfort at seeing our tears is no match to our pain. Don't tell us we are stronger, because of our loss or that we'll learn to be more compassionate or that we will value life more. We don't want lessons. All we want is our loved one back We will find a new way to live, scarred, broken, shaken, hurting............. but alive. If you truly do love us, hold us and share our tears. And one day maybe we will again share a laugh. Close
Merry Xmas Cory / Deanna Daynard (Sister)
Hey dude! I'm really gonna miss you this year. Since the last time I saw you was at Xmas, it's always hard, but it's going to be even worse without you and dad this year. When I was shopping I found myself looking at gifts for you and thinking to myself how much you'd like them. I'm never going to get used to the fact that i no longer need to buy you presents. I miss you terribly and hope that you'll be looking down on us as we try to enjoy the holiday. Love you lots and think of you always. Close
"...sharing with us what he knows shining eyes are big and blue and all around him water flows the world to him is new. the world to him is new. to touch a face to kiss a smile new eyes see no race the essence of a child...the essence of a child. he's born to shimmer, he's born to shine he's born to radiate he's born to live, he's born to love but we'll teach him not to hate true love is a rock smoothed over by a stream no ticking of a clock truly mesures what that means...."
lyrics by Shawn Mullins...from Shimmer...."Soul's Core"
Please don't mourn for me I'm still here, though you don't see I'm right by your side each night and day And within your heart I long to stay My body is gone but I'm always near I'm everything you feel, see or hear My spirit is free, but I'll never depart As long as you keep me alive in your heart I'll never wander out of your sight I'm the brightest star on a summer night I'll never be beyond your reach I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around And the pure white snow that blankets the ground I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond The clear cool water in a quiet pond I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in spring The first warm raindrop that April will bring I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine And you'll 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'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep I'm the smile you see on a baby's face Just look for me, I'm everyplace...
MY CHILD / SELMA FLYNN BOBBO.MEMORY-OF.COM (FRIEND)
On the day God took you
I thought that I would die
I wondered where the time went?
I asked alot of whys??
With people all around me
I felt alone inside
From all their words of comfort,
I couldn't seem to hide, I thought I might be dreaming
That I'd wake and find you here,
I thought "This can't be happening."
As I wiped another tear.
On the day that you were laid to rest
My heart broke yet again,
I wondered if the pain would end,
But mostly, I wondered when??
It's hard to be without you,
At times the days seem long,
Sometimes I just sit crying,
When there's really nothing wrong.
I wish we'd had more time,
Before your life was done.
I hope your resting peacefully,
My precious child, Close
Big Sister, Little Brother / Deanna Daynard (sister)Read >>
Big Sister, Little Brother / Deanna Daynard (sister)
Big Sister, Little Brother We grew up together - big sister, little brother. I took care of you, until you were old enough to care for yourself. Though you didn't say it, I knew you loved me. We played in the sunlight, you and I. Remember the games of 'Mother-may-I' and 'Hide and Seek'? Sure we had our fights, all siblings do. But through it all we never lost our love for each other. Now you're gone. I'll never see you again except the memories of those sunny days. You will forever be 20 - far too young to die. You had your whole life to live. I'll always grieve, but I must go on. Still, without you, I play alone in the shadows. -Author Unknown.
Hey Buddy / Deanna Daynard (Sister)
Hey Cory, I'm having a rough day today. Missing you lots. I wish you were here to hold and cuddle your new niece, Abigail. She would melt your heart. Dominic asks about you and I don't know what to tell him. The two of you would have such a great time playing. He's turning into quite a little man. Seen dad lately? Hope you two have settled your differences. It was weird being back home and not having you there to hang and drink beer with. We could've gone to the bar this time!! God Cory I'll never understand (I try till I can't think anymore), but I just hope you are watching over your niece and nephew. I know i'll see you again one day. I'm gonna kick your ass first, then we will catch up on old times. Keep the drinks cold!! Close
Thinking of you Cory/ Terri Reim (Friend)
I'm sorry to see a year has passed since you were with us Cory. Everyday we think about you and miss you. Dawn and Deanna we are always here for you k? Love you guys, Terri, Brent, Danielle, Brittany, Jen and Brandy. Close
Corky/ Anjie Coutts ("sister")
Hey Corky, Im sorry you had to leave us so soon and I never got to say goodbye. I think of you everyday and wish to God he never took you from us. I love you and think of you often, Im sorry I couldnt be closer to mom and Dee during this, but they know Im here. And im sure I'll get to see you again one day soon and man, I am going to give you the biggest, longest hug I can. I love you Corky and not a day goes by that I dont think of you. And I know that you are not a retard. HaHa! Love always, the sister you never wanted, but got anyways, Anj Close
I love and miss you Cory/ Delma Meacham (Grandmother)
This day is remembered and quietly kept, no words are needed, I shall never forget. For those I love don't go away, They walk beside me everyday, unseen unheard and always near. So loved, so missed, and so very dear. Love Always, Granny M. Close
No Title/ Deanna Daynard (Sister)
I can't believe it's been a year already. I miss you everyday. The pain gets better, but it will never go away. I can't wait to see you again, but I will. I didn't write this poem, but it expresses some of the pain I feel today. (And most others too.) To lose a sibling is to lose oneself, For a part of me is gone... And now I'm left to reminisce As I try to carry on. The thought of you not being here Has torn my world apart... Yet everyday I feel you near; a blessing to my heart. Your memory comforts me today In ways I wish you knew... But the tears are falling from the pain That comes from losing you. I see your face in the morning sun And in the moon at night... I wonder how you're feeling now, I pray that you're alright. And one day when my time has come To soar with eagles wings... We'll be joined forevermore To laugh, to live, to sing. Miss you forever Cory. We'll see each other again. Close
"Don't judge me for how I left this world Remember the love I gave A lot of grief will follow me For the desision I made Changes apper in everyone's life Some good, some bad The one I chose myself Made everyone very sad But in time memories will heal the hurt of heart And my presence will be felt by all with an inner peace Remember me when the sun is bright and laughter fills the air And a moonlit night and a whisper of wind Will tell you I am there Don't look down on my family Or fill their hearts with blame For my leaving them without goodbyes They will never be the same If I could go back in time I'd say a last goodbye I'd tell them to look to tomorrow And for me...do not cry..."
Poem written by Jayme Daynard (sister-in-law)/ Deanna Daynard (sister)Read >>
Poem written by Jayme Daynard (sister-in-law)/ Deanna Daynard (sister)
You meant so much to all of us You were special and that's no lie You brightened up the darkest day And the cloudiest sky
Your smile alone warmed hearts Your laugh was like music to hear I would give absolutely anything To have you well and standing near
Not a second passes When you're not on our minds Your love we will never forget The hurt will ease in time
Many tears I have seen and cried They have all poured out like rain I know that you are happy now And no longer in any pain. Close
Continuing on.../ Ashlee And Cassie Kepke (Friends forever)Read >>
Continuing on.../ Ashlee And Cassie Kepke (Friends forever)
First of all we wanted to say that Cory was an amazing guy, who loved his family and friends very much. He was there when we needed him, always broke into our "shells" and gave us as many hugs as we needed. Thank you for that Cory. We truly beleive that Cory is up with God, riding around on his bike in perfect conditions. We know that we will see him again when we get there too. Take comfort in the thought that Cory is now our gaurdian angel and will be with us always. We love him and think about him often with fond memories and lots of laughter. Close