Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hooten,
I am deeply saddened that you have lost your wonderful daughter. As there are no words that can assuage your pain, I am quoting a poem my niece wrote when my mother died.
"This evening as I laid
myself to rest, I dreamed I had awakened. I found the God
that is forever and peace held me in his everlasting arms.
His smile warmed me like the sun. His eyes were a reflection of my soul. His
voice was light and merry like the whispering of a summer breeze.
I hear your cry that says goodbye.
I feel the love of your embrace.
I know that time is just an illusion. I am free."
By Kimberli Curtis
I lit a candle for her as soon
as I found out the terrible
news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.