Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Come & Gone

Kenneth Charles Ledee
September 11, 2001
Forever loved & deeply missed.

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
~ Helen Keller

I am thinking of my precious friends, the Ledee family with much love on this day and always.


Ten years ago, I inscribed the following by hand on the back of the 9/11 quilt I made. It hangs in my livingroom to this day. The words are as meaningful to me now, as they were then.

"We pray for the power to be gentle;

The strength to be forgiving;

The patience to be understanding;

And the endurance to accept the consequences

Of holding what we believe to be right.

May we put our trust in

The power of good to overcome evil

And the power of love

To overcome hatred.

We pray for the vision to see

And the faith to believe in a world

Emancipated from violence,

A new world where fear

Shall no longer lead men to commit injustice,

Nor selfishness make them

Bring suffering to others.

Help us to devote our whole life

And thought and energy

To the task of making peace,

Praying always for the inspiration

And the power to fulfill the destiny

For which we were created."


1 comment:

Seth said...

Deeply powerful words...then and still now.