by Edward Searle
The best tribute we pay to a loved one when she dies is to honestly remember her for the person she was.
This is to say about her, yes! You were your own person. You were unique.
How you chose to live your life was not without consequence. You mattered. You made a difference for your community, your family, your progeny.
Now that your life has ended, we honor the life you chose to live — in all its sparkle and all its shadows. We celebrate your uniqueness. And we freely give you our love, because you gave us life and loved us too.