Inside right greeting:
Deep within our hearts we connect with all that is divine and eternal There is a special bond in a family between brothers and sisters - family stories, shared secrets, someone to count on, and most of all shared joys, hopes, loves and dreams. These fond memories will always be part of who you are and keep you connected to your brother in a special way. Thinking of you now with care and sympathy.
Inside left panel scripture: Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Back Panel features a beautiful quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve -- even in pain -- the authentic relationship. Furthermore, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Cover painting by Marilyn Dale