Thoughts Presented by Thelma Soares
by David Harkin
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she's gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
A Scripture that gives Thelma strength
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our
Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that
when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind,
yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have
no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo,
because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation,
a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall"
Thoughts Presented at Lori Kay Soares Hacking Memorial Service
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
That Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere it's setting,
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home
- William Wordsworth
What is this thing that men call death,
This quiet passing in the night?
"Tis not the end, but genesis
Of better worlds and greater light
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I will not leave you comfortless:
I will come unto you.
- John 14:18
These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation,
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world
- John 16:33
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you;
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
- John 13:27
And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be anymore pain:
for the former things are passed away.
- Revelations 2:10
Then shall the dest return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
- Ecclesiastes 12:7
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of men,
the things which God hath prepare
for them that love Him.
- 1 Corinthians 2:9
Those that die in me shall not taste of death,
for it shall be sweet unto them.
- Doctrine & Covenants 42:46
And those that die shall rest from all their labors, and their works shall follow them; and they shall receive a crown in the mansions of my Father, which I have prepared for them.
- Doctrine & Covenants 59:2
Thy days are know, and thy years
shall not be numbered less; therefore,
fear not what man can do,
for God shall be with you forever and ever.
- Doctrine & Covenants 122:9