Memorial Service for Elias

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Memorial Service for Elias
Sun, 05-11-2008 - 8:34pm

Hi everyone, I’m going to make a special request.


You are all invited to a very special ‘virtual’ memorial service for my grandson Elias Brian Kuhn who was born and died on December 28, 2007.


We’re holding an IRL memorial service for him on May 24, 2008. The service will begin with a 5-mile round trip hike to the top of a local mountain where Kevin and Megen took their only hike while Elias was with them. It’s a favorite spot for them and the first hike they took as a couple together many years ago when they were first dating. When we’re at the pinnacle some words will be shared and butterflies will be released in memory of Elias.


After the hike we’ll be back at my house (outdoors and informal) for a time of remembering and a meal.


I’d like to ask any of you who are interested to share thoughts, what you would say or do if you were actually able to be here with us. I’d like to share it with Kevin and Megen as part of Elias’s special day on the 24th so please share prior to that time if at all possible.


Here’s a poem Kevin and Megen included on the announcement for the service.


I long to feel the soft weight of you

to welcome you home with kisses

on silky round cheeks


Instead my arms ache

with the weight of your absence

the empty places that were meant for you

                    to grow into.


My love for you will last

an eternity.


My hope and dreams

now carried on the fragile wings of each butterfly passing

compelling me to pause


to savor each moment,

each flutter in my heart-

your wings – Unknown.


Thank you everyone and thanks for all the prayers for my family.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 05-12-2008 - 11:38am

No real profound words Kathy, but rarely a day goes by but what I dont think of Elias - and my own.