Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In Memoriam:
Jamie Ryan DeJaynes

There are over 3,000 books in My Sentimental Library. But all we see are empty bookshelves for now.

Because the man who built my library has died.

Jamie Ryan DeJaynes
Oct 17, 1975—July 2, 2014

In time, My Sentimental Library will become a family memorial of sorts, commemorating the life of Jamie DeJaynes, the late husband of my daughter, Anita DeJaynes, and the father of four of my grandchildren:
Emma, now almost two;
Dylan, nine;
Hannah, seven;
and Noah, five.

A Native American Prayer

I Give You This One Thought

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.