We would like to honor a beloved VRA member, Jayne Angela Rivera, who passed away last month after a struggle with cancer. She will be missed and yet her beauty and warmth will always be remembered! Her complete obituary here.
To Those I Love
When I am gone, release me, let me go-
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
Be thankful for our beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness…
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I traveled alone.
So, grieve for a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a time that we must part,
So, bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and say---