May God grant you peace as you face a loss that makes other people shake with fear. May you be blessed with joy of memory, so that you see the faces of your dear ones as they laughed and played, joked and teased; so that you hear their voices soft with tender connection; so that your arms feel always their solid wholeness of spirit. May you stay open to receive the gentle good wishes of kin and of strangers alike. May it comfort you to know that your beloveds are with you always. May you, every day, stand in the truth of love, and may that truth lead you through suffering back to your own wholeness. respectfully, Traci L. Slatton