Friday, May 28, 2010

In Loving Memory of Sheena Nelson 1/19/1984~5/23/2010

Whenever I think of perennials, one of the first flowers that comes to mind are Pansies.  Somewhere during the course of history, the word pansy acquired the connotation of a weakling or wimp.  However, pansies are able to withstand the harshest winter winds and the most scorching summer heat and still maintain their vibrant color.  Sheena was our pansy.  Not in a way that made her delicate or fragile, but rather bold and bright.  Her smile would pierce through the darkest winter night and outshine the brightest summer day.  Even as cold winds blew strongly against her petals, she pressed on, with a bravery akin to only the most heroic Biblical characters such as David and Isaac.  Though grieving is what the world would consider an appropriate response to the passing of such an amazing young woman, we must stay strong and know that Sheena is serving an even greater purpose now than she'd ever be able to achieve with earthly flesh.  Even though the petals have fallen and the sun has set on Sheena's life here with us, I take comfort in knowing that like the pansy she has been reborn and is now one of the strongest, most vividly colored flowers in heaven.

To donate to the memorial fund to procure a floral arrangement for Sheena's homegoing service, please click on the Donate button below.  Thank you and God bless.  

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