One of her brothers had recited this poem I share with you now:
My journey starts with a soft voice calling me into the night.
I am lifted up and drawn toward a beautiful light.
I am leaving my family, friends and all other earthly things.
I am like a bird going toward the heavens, trying out my new wings.
But as I soar upward everything becomes so clear.
Special arms are wrapped around me, removing all my fears.
- I am an eagle, climbing high over the pine trees,
- the lakes and the land.
- A special love is gently leading me,
- taking me by the hand.
- I have wings, I go higher into the deep blue of the sky.
- But I am leaving you and I wonder why me,
- Oh God, why?
I fly like an eagle--but am more like a dove.
For I am leaving you all with a heart full of love.
My journey is taking me to a home far away.
That same voice promising I'll see you some day.
I leave you with so very much regret.
But please--do not grieve for me yet,
for my soul and spirit are finally free.
I go at peace into eternity.