I am blessed to have known and loved Ray. I celebrate his creative contribution in his full good life. And now, through Ray's transition, I've experienced a lesson in the "Circle of life" which is both arduous and exhilarating.
Ray's transition brings to mind the words of Father Leo Booth in his book, The Wisdom of Letting Go.
He wrote, "Death, like life, only has meaning with those we really know... God you are my partner. You are also the love energy that invades this planet. I want to face each day reflecting this love. I want to die in love."
Shine on Phyllis, family,and all, in the love energy that still shines from all Ray brought to the world, and from so many who loved him.
Reflect that love, in peace.
So very sorry for your loss, Phyllis, Bob and Joan, and families.
I'm so sorry Phyllis and family. Ray was a wonderful man. He always brought a smile to my face when we'd attend lessons. He will be dearly missed.
PRayers to the Jansma family from Paulsen Heating & Cooling and the Paulsen Family. Ray will always be remembered as a talented artist and a valued member of the community.
Phyllis and family, it iis even hard at the end of a life well-lived to lose a loved one. I am so glad to have my life touched by both of you and Ray's works I treasure and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I hold you in my heart with love, Barbara White