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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Amelia's Feast Day April 5
I have been reflecting all week on this very long year since Amelia's death. I am now anticipating the last milestone to complete the year, Easter Sunday. I've written down some memorable quotes that have given me comfort and by God's grace I am at peace because of the words.
"Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit, for without being seen they are present with you." St. Francis deSales
"Always Remembered, Every life leaves something beautiful." Hallmark 2008 ornament
"There will never be a day that I don't think of you." Andrew Lloyd Weber
"Grief is an expression that you loved well." unknown
"The love you have for Amelia keeps her spirit within you alive." Joyce Dupclay
"If I lost my faith, I knew that I wouldn't be able to survive." Immaculee'
"Suffering is meant as a way to remind us to pray. In despair we often call on God, but we forget to follow His ways or keep praying when our suffering has ended and we're happy again." Immaculee'
"I didn't just hear music. It seemed as if I were part of the music-and it played in and through my body." Don Piper, author of 90 Minutes in Heaven