Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday, Liam

"Death is nothing at all.  I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you.  Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.  Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you used to.  Put no difference in your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.  Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.  Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.  Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effort, no trace of a shadow on it.  Life means all that it ever meant.  It is the same as it ever was.  There is unbroken continuity.  Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight?  I am waiting for you somewhere very near.  Just around the corner.  All is well."  -Henry Scott Holland 

Happy 8th birthday, little man.  We miss you so much here on Earth.

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