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.


Anonymous said...

May healing come through your endearing and loving memories; may your grandchildren continue to carry the best forward!

A said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shannon said...

My prayers and love with each of you.

Anonymous said...

This is very beautiful, Jerry. You and your family are much in our thoughts these days. Peace to you and yours. -Mary & Eve Rokhvadze

april said...

Uncle Jerry! This is so beautiful! What a great memory Jamie gave to you. May u b filled with much peace during this very difficult time. I love u!!

Hannah said...

Grandpa thanks. This is a very rough time and I really appreciate it that you made this in memory of him

Thank you once again