Monday, January 2, 2012

In honor of Deb

Today I attended the funeral of a friend, Deb Spess.  Deb did my hair many years ago when she was at a shop in Whitehall.  I reconnected with her years later at our church, Salem.  Her son, Caleb gave a great eulogy.  I always say that you know how many lives you touch by how many attend your funeral.  It was standing room only for Deb.  One of the things that moved me the most was the song played at the end of service.  It was Forever Young by Bob Dylan.  I'm not a big Dylan fan, but tonight I downloaded the song to my ipod.  I want to share the lyrics with you, because they are words of great inspiration.  Deb was a courageous fighter, and she didn't lose the fight, the cancer didn't win, she just merely moved on.

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Deb is and will remain forever young in our memories and hearts.

and that's another day in Catasauqua