Saturday, May 15, 2010

a prayer for the theriot family

A family, once it has sprouted, never stops growing. And when the seed is from good stock, the stalk becomes strong and grows sturdy. Today the family of Sylvain and Angella Theriot stand shoulder to shoulder on the shore of this sacred lake to mark this sacred day with a gathering to remember. We thank those members of our family whose journeys have taken them to the other side, too many of them much too soon. We are grateful for the years you spent with us and we feel you here this morning. But today is a celebration of life. Let us celebrate this togetherness. Let us charge this family with love so that we might rejuvenate it. Let us send its power forward as vibrantly as we have received it. May the stalk grow tall and prosper. Amen.