Thursday, May 5, 2011

Legacy

I'm reading Uncle Tom's Cabin for one of my literature classes, and came across this passage today that particularly struck a chord:

"Has there ever been a child like Eva?  Yes, there have been; but their names are always on grave-stones, and their sweet smiles, their heavenly eyes, their singular words and ways, are among the buried treasures of yearning hearts.  In how many families do you hear the legend that all the goodness and graces of the living are nothing to the peculiar charms of one who is not.  It is as if heaven had an especial band of angels, whose office it was to sojourn for a season here, and endear to them the wayward human heart, that they might bear it upward with them in their homeward flight.  When you see that deep, spiritual light in the eye, - when the little soul reveals itself in words sweeter and wiser than the ordinary words of children, - hope not to retain that child; for the seal of heaven is on it, and the light of immortality looks out from its eyes."

It has become clear, as we reminisce about Sara's life and reflect on her words, that her wisdom was far beyond her years.  She surely had the seal of heaven on her, and her angelic spirit certainly drew wayward human hearts closer to heaven.  Even though she is no longer in this world, her legacy continues to inspire and draw people closer to God, which is exactly what she wanted.

Another song.  Sorry people, music is just what helps.


Also, here is a painting that Sam made for Sara's casket:


Gerbera daisies were Sara's favorite.  The two flowers on the left represent Woody and Noreen, and the three flowers on the right represent Sam, Heidi, and Kari.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Kim. And I didn't know Sam could paint. It's lovely. :)

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  2. Great quote! AND such a beautiful painting.

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  3. Wow Sam! Stunning! What a treasure!

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