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He was a truly outstanding colleague and co-worker. I was honored to work with him.
A few words that have brought comfort to me:
I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
—Mary Elizabeth Frye—
For those who knew him better, I suspect you know exactly what I mean. I am sad I didn't get to spend more time with him and get to know him better.
My deepest and sincerest condolences to his Family and Friends. I want to share a poem that was shared with me when my dad passed a few years ago in hopes it will provide a little comfort to you as it did to me.
AS I SIT IN HEAVEN
As I Sit in Heaven and watch you every day,
I try to let you know -- with signs -- I never went away.
I hear you when you’re laughing and watch you as you sleep,
I even place my arms around you to calm you as you weep.
I see you wish the days away begging to have me home,
So I try to send you signs so you know you are not alone.
Don’t feel guilty that you have life that was denied to me,
Heaven is truly beautiful - just you wait and see.
So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free,
Then I know with every breath you take you’ll be taking one for me.