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Spring Renewal

Dear Friends, Each spring at our annual family picnic and butterfly release, we gather in a circle to read a special poem about remembrance; a poignant yet fitting poem as we release butterflies in memory of our loved ones who have died. I am reminded of this poem as I think of the millions of people who have lost their lives during this pandemic; fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, children and friends (2.59 million due to COVID-19 alone as I write this.) I think of how deeply special and important they are. They are on our minds and in our hearts, those we know and those we don’t. Regardless of what makes us different, we are one collective human family grieving our own losses and grieving for one another. Our hearts go out to each and every one of you who have suffered the loss of a loved one during these times, and we remember them. “We Remember Them In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them. In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them. In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them. In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them. In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them. When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them. So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.” By Sylvan Kamens & Jack Riemer Thanks to your support we are able to continue providing our services at this incredibly pivotal time, offering hope, healing, connection and comfort to all who come to us. On behalf of myself, our volunteers, staff and Board of Directors, we send our love and deepest appreciation to you all. Warmly, Brittany Sheehan

Mary's Place Spring 2021 Newsletter
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