Thursday, June 25, 2009
That what brings all together here has blessed us all today.
Love has made a circle that holds us all inside.
Where strangers are as family and loneliness can't hide.
You must give yourself to love if love is what you're after.
Open up your hearts to tears and laughter.
Give yourself to Love, give yourself to Love.
Walked these mountains in the rain, I've learned to love the wind.
Been up before the sunrise to watch the day begin.
I always knew I'd find you though I never did know how.
But like sunshine on a cloudy day you stand before me now.
Love is born in fire, it's planted like a seed.
Love can't give you everything but it gives you what you need.
Love comes when you are ready, Love comes when you're afraid.
It will be your greatest teacher, the best friend you have made.
Translation of the Latin text of Faure's Requiem (tr. Arnold vander Nat © 1999).
| Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, |
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra
Hosanna in excelsis.
| Holy, holy, holy, |
Lord God of hosts.
The heavens and earth are filled
with thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
| In paradisum deducant te angeli, |
in tuo adventu
suscipiant te martyres,
et perducant te
in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
aeternam habeas requiem.
| May the angels lead you into paradise,|
may the martyrs receive you
in your coming,
and may they guide you
into the holy city, Jerusalem.
May the chorus of angels receive you
and with Lazarus once poor
may you have eternal rest.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Please go on bravely with a gallant smile.
And for my sake and in my name,
Live on and do all things the same.
Spend not your life in empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways:
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near.
by Helen S. Rice
Friday, June 19, 2009
Dennis & Cheryl Correa
Gene & Barbara Ames
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Haney
Victori Evans (Victoria's Tender Care)
Jim & Rose McTiernan
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Schmeisser
Zoellner family -Ted, Jen, Tommy, Benjamin, Adeline
Richard and Deborah Frohnerath
Kurt & LInda Kane
Barry & Sandy Kothius
Chuck & Deneen Sinon
Tom & Joy Kosharek
Jack & Kathy Fike
David & Teddi Treybig
Helen and Bob Wierenga
Don & Pat La Fontaine
Clint & Sue Massey
Roy & Mary Lou Young
Joe, Kathy, Eli, and Joshua Terry
beside the springs of dove.
A soul whom many friends would praise
and many hearts would love.
A violet by a mossy stone
half-hidden from the eye.
Fair as a star when only one
is shining in the sky.
Though not well known
still we all knew when Lucy
cease'd to be.
She's free at last, and oh, the precious
blessing left for thee.
love from Leddy Hammock, Levi & Russ
Thursday, June 18, 2009
At 41:15 you can see and hear Kate Wolf singing this song.
Or you can smile because she lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Or....you can do ALL of those things
"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven."
June 14, 2009 Woodside Chapel
Hymn - Be Thou My Vision - Everyone
Prayer - Joe & Kathy
Give Yourself to Love - Kate Wolf
Open Sharing -What I will always Remember
About Lucy - Everyone
Choir - "Que Sera, Sera"
Faure’s Requiem - Paradisum
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature." Anne Frank
Refreshments in the Hearth Room
Chapel will remain open for silent meditation
Thank you for coming. I know many of you feel a special love and affection for my mom. Joe and I want to give you this space in time to voice your gratitude, share your memories, and process some of your sadness.
This chapel has been a sanctuary for many, and it was my safe haven while caring for my mother and observing, for the first time, the process of dying.
I invite you to relax into silence, absorb the love in this room, collect your thoughts and memories, and feel Lucy in your heart.
After the music and prayer you are welcome to express your gratitude for your friend. May we all benefit from sharing our love for Lucy.
“The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” George Eliot - Middlemarch
Monday, June 15, 2009
I am so sorry for your great loss--and it was a Great loss-- but am grateful that Lucy didn't linger and suffer more.
I have not had much contact recently but I always thought she was a very special lady. As others, I remember her cheery, smiling face and positive friendly manner. She was always happy when we would meet and I always enjoyed talking with her and doing things together. I have good memories of singing alto together in the choir and sharing laughs in our other activities. She is one very sweet lady and I look forward to seeing her again in the Kingdom. She stayed the course and brought delight to many. You are fortunate to have had such a Special and honorable Mother. You are in my prayers. Love, Carol Rust
Sunday, June 7, 2009
What a grand lady! Lucy always had a smile on her face and a willingness to help. Even as she got older she still played the piano if we had a need. Lucy had a love for her family and life itself that will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Lucy, until we see you again in the Kingdom!
We are saddened at the loss of your mother and our friend and sister. It is comforting to know that she is resting without pain until Christ’s return. I have so many pleasant memories of Lucy – she had such a genuine smile, a hearty laugh and was always ready for a bit of fun. I will miss her cheery disposition and positive outlook, as well as her care and concern for those around her. She was a dear lady!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I personally will always remember being greeted by your mom at the door at the St.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Soon after we moved to Florida we had an opportunity to spend the day with Kathy and Lucy at the water park by Busch Gardens. Lucy was fun loving and adventurous, not afraid to go down the slides ending with a big splash. We also enjoyed floating leisurely on inner tubes around the Rambling Bayou.
I remember visiting her home after the women's retreat. Her house was filled with photos and momentos of her family. She loved and was so proud of each and every one of them.
She served the church in a humble way with her radiant smile and sharing her love of music. I spoke with her after the feast last year and she was so grateful to spend the feast in Branson with Beulah and Chuck Little.
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to share many wonderful times with Lucy and her family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fran, Larry, Sarah & Teri Haney
have known her for many years and were always happy to see her smiling face. We
are praying and hoping for the best for her and know God will work everything
out for her good.
She holds a dear place in Carla's and my hearts.
Jim and Carla Guy
Hi Kathy,I have gotten to know your mom just over the last few years but what an honor I consider it to be. She has got to be one of the most uplifting and encouraging persons God ever created. I know it's no secret to you how much we all love and respect her.Hi Lucy,We have a couple of pictures to share from Night To Be Much Observed, 2009. It was indeed a lovely, memorable evening. As per usual, Lucy, you are smiling.Love and Prayers,Cathy & Marty :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" It was sung often at the Feast of
Tabernacle in Italy. She has an audio tape of the piece. I'll bet she
would love to hear it about now.
She's such a dear, sweet lady. Nothing can diminish that thought.
Gene and Barbara
We heard that your mom is not doing well at all. I am so sorry for you all. I have been praying for the family and especially that your mom won't be in pain. Amazingly good things can happen with lots of fervent prayer at any point in someone's illness. I have seen people totally turn around in a short time. I am hoping for the best.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I don't know your mother, but I do know you. I can only imagine how dear your mother is because I see your love for others, your compassion, your love for music. Just reading the couple of entries here, Kathy, it would appear you take after your mom.
May God support her and your family with peace and grace in these hours of questions and pain.
We keep all of you in our prayers.
Our prayers are with you and your family at this time as you struggle to let go of your Mother and learn to live without her.
Much love to you and Joe; and kind thoughts to the rest of your family.
Arthur and Marsha
Monday, June 1, 2009
I needed a second mom in Florida, since my mom was so far away, and you were like that to me. Very welcoming, with a lovely sincere laugh that reminded me of home.
As years went on, your example of a hard-working, strong but loving wife/mother added to my mental list of "that's how I want to be". Even tho' you may not have known it.....your example helped me make my way in the adult world. You appeared to me as a good example of Philippians 4:13...."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"........and I can't thank you enough for that example.
Thank you for your influence in my life.......the love you showed me.......and the knowledge that I had a second mom in Florida when I needed one. I love you!!! Cindy Drew
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Her rapid decline after diagnosis has been shocking to us all, and this blog is a way for everyone who knows Lucy to publish their tributes, prayers, precious memories, and pictures of her. Please notify any of her friends and relatives that you know and ask them to contribute to this blog which will be read to her as the messages come in and published in a book for her family.