After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring,
after the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.

After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease,
after life's cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace.
- Helen Steiner Rice -

Ella hartaana

Jokirannassa hiljennyttiin hetkeksi. Tänään haudan lepoon pääsee henkilö, jonka tunteminen on ollut paitsi ilo myös valtava kunnia. Vaikka välimatka on pitkä, uskon ja luotan, että jäähyväiskuiskaukseni leijailee tänään muistotilaisuudessa.

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We thought of you with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

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