BC: Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God laid for me I took His hand when I heard the call I turned my back and left it all I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play Tasks left undone must stay that way I’ve found that peace at the close of the day If my parting has left a void Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Ah yes, these things I too will miss Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow My life’s been full, I’ve savored much Good friends, good times, my loved one’s touch Perhaps my time seems too brief Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now-He set me free.
FC: Cynthia Ann Parker Schutt | The sun shines in your smile I'd like to go back for a while And spend a day by the shore To say "I love you" once more.
2: As a sister, she was always there – and I mean always there, midnight, 2:00am – it did not matter – when you needed her she was there. She defied the classic middle child label and became the organizer and planner of the family. Arkansas was her birth state but Virginia was her home and she welcomed us to her home any time. And just so you know she did know how to cook southern food but chose not to 364 days of the year, choosing to follow southern traditions on New Year’s Day with black eyed peas and turnip greens.
6: Cyndi B.C. (aka Before Children)
8: March 7, 1987 Our Savior Lutheran Church Arlington, Virginia
10: Starting a family...
12: Baby Amanda
13: Baby Alison
14: Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts. | Fa
17: Walt Disney World 1999 | "Just vanilla ice cream - no toppings. I'm a purist!"
22: Her humor was a special blend of quirky and “you just had to be there.”
23: It was her special place of peace, retreat and the classic, unavoidable lobster-red sun burn. | She loved the beach.
25: Cyndi was devoted to her family and helped out in many activities and programs at her daughters’ schools and clubs through the years. She was not a showy person; never worried about the credit she was due for her hard and thankless work. She never hesitated to be a driver or chaperone for field trips, never complained about making puppets and dioramas the night before projects were due, but do not ask her to make cupcakes from scratch!
26: Good bear for going to her dreaded econ class. Study hard my bear! Yes, I can pick up cheesesticks and berries at BJs. Don't want cranky celery bears, especially on their favorite day of the year. I can just imagine that my Bear is getting cold. After all, she is still wearing her summer sweater. Is it still drafty around the windows? She needs to stay cuddled up in a blankie on the Vera Wang. I'm sure LB is more than capable of handling the wrapping duties. Love, MaMa | Dear my Bear,
27: Glad to hear college is going well. No more getting up at 5:00 a.m. to get to school by 7:00 a.m. Are you making it to breakfast or eating in your room? Do you have a kitchenette (microwave, etc) on your floor for your Tang Tea? Saw the $92 on the credit from Walgreen's. Must have bought lots of school supplies. Did you get a flash drive and laptop cable lock? How is sharing of the refrigerator and TV/DVD with Erin? Glad to hear she is studious. Soak up those study vibes! I am trying to keep up the love on everyone. It is hard to do. The Frenchman is sooooo needy; but I will try my best. I am attempting to organize/clean your room...oh mercy!! That's all for now. Enjoy. Love, Mom | My Small Useless Child,
29: Niagara Falls, Canada
31: Christmas 2008
32: The LORD replied, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you. | September 10, 1953 - February 11, 2009 In Loving Memory of a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, a mother, a licking post and an angel.