S: Kenny Roering: Until We Meet Again, May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand
BC: "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
FC: Kenny Roering | We never lose the one we love forever. Though he is gone, within the hearts of those who cared, his memory lingers on.
1: "Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories."
2: """We do not remember days, we remember moments."
3: "Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. " | "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
4: 46 Years of Marriage 10 Children 18 Grandchildren (and counting) And a lifetime of memories
5: “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” | I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.
6: "Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate." | "Companioned years have made them comprehend The comradeship that lies beyond a kiss The young ask much of life -- they ask but this To fare the road together to its end."
7: Love is indestructible : Its holy flame for ever burneth; From Heaven it came, to Heaven it returneth. | Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see their heart. | Love does not consist in gazing at each other but looking in the same direction together."
8: "Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." | “Children are a gift from the Lord; a child is a reward from Him.Psalm 127:3
9: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. | "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. " | "Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” | I remember Daddy's hands, working 'til they bled. Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed. If I could do things over, Id live my life again. And never take for granted the love in Daddy's hands.
11: "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
12: It takes a long time to grow an old friend. | "Where there is Love, there is Life." Gandhi
13: I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. Thomas A. Edison
14: “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."
15: “Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”Thoreau
16: "A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." | "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
17: "Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever." | "A father lives after death in his son.."
19: "Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that."
20: "Daddies hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."
21: "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" | "I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart."
22: "Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation."
23: "A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart."
24: “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”
25: "Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them." | In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
26: "My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." | For everything there is a season, And a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate, A time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
27: "The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." | "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
28: "The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home." Confucius | "A good home must be made, not bought."
29: My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 | Urging me to give, teaching me to live. To show the family likeness of Your love. Abba Father, I cry out to You. | I thank my God every time I remember you. Phillipians 1:3
30: Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
31: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.