Reverend Kathleen Ellis
“Since we do not know with certainty when death will come, we can only hope to live this life in good relationship with one another. Death comes “in the middle of the story” because somehow life goes on, season after season. Those of us left behind have not completed our paths of growth and change no matter how much the death of others grips our souls.”
Jesse Moon, 15, who lost his precious grandfather and friend, Don Shaw, on Alaska Airlines 261, wrote this poem the day after the events of September 11th.
Teresa lost her father aboard a “Flights for Life” crash
“I pray everyday that God had a reason to take these two fallen heroes from us. I pray that they are continuing to save lives, in a new way, wherever they are. My dad may be gone from our sight, but he will live forever in my heart!”
Michael Boyles lost his best friend, Ryan Sparks, on Alaska Airlines Flight 261
“Monday night of the crash I cried like I have never cried before I lost a family member, a best friend, a godfather and uncle to my child I lost a life long friend and I can never get him back but I can always hold him in my heart.”
Submitted by Giana, Mari and Joelle, Mari, for their Popie who died in a private plane crash