are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak,
and a more universal language?
are they dead that yet act?
are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people
with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?
-henry ward beecher
i hope not. i hope they live on in us. i hope we honor our ancestors by living faithfully (DTC): as, "the Lord has sent us to be strong, to honor Him, to do His work, and to call upon Him."
i always love memorial day. visiting the graves feels like i get to visit them. to know them.
so what of my life? what do i do to honor them? i hope i:
begin to build,
and am able to finish. -luke 16.
so i guess this is a memorial to the past year of my life. picking up pieces & starting a grand adventure.
the thrills, the heartbreaks, the exhilarating breakthroughs--all comprising faith-filled steps through this new walk of life. i love it. take me to the summit.
who kept the faith and fought the fight;
the glory theirs, the duty ours.