Lindsey Ferris

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Sunday, March 15, 2009


If Lindsey could send us a letter, I think it would go something like this:

Letter from Heaven
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's not more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon, and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that I have to do, to help our mortal man"

God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over,
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night..."My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.

So, if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free.
Remember you're not're coming here to me.

Happy Birthday Lindsey!
Love you forever and ever
Aunt Angie

Friday, February 23, 2007

From Lindsey's mom.....

Our family just wants to let you all know that we are moving along in the journey of grief. We are so thankful for the support of all Lindsey's friends all over the world and our friends. We made it through the holidays-we were kept very busy but we talked and remembered Lindsey. Someone so full of life and goodness is surely busy up above!

Our Christmas tree this year was decorated with grapes, grapevines and ribbons. It was in memory of Grandpa Ferris who died in November 2005 and Lindsey. Grandpa had a long row of grapes and the harvest this past fall (2006) was exceptional. Lindsey lived in the Mosel area in Germany and we were able to see vineyards and visit a winery when we were there in May 2005. I saw the tree decorated in a garden shop here and just knew that I needed to reproduce it (well not quite) but a semblance as a tribute to them. It is hard to believe that her one year anniversary of death is this month. It seems like yesterday.

In February, Nick and Bev will be blessing us with a baby boy. I expect we will be busy grandparents!

Hugs and kind words are so powerful!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Post from Liz Judge

I thought about Lindsey just now and wanted to contribute to the blog. It's
many months after she passed away, but I still think about her and remember
some of her crowning moments. Just now I saw a photo of her absolutely
squawking-laughing, triumphantly and totally uninhibited, in high school and
had to smile. She could really have a good time.

I wonder how her family is doing. I hope now they still feel the love and
support of friends and family, and I hope they know all of us peripherals
still miss Lindsey and remember her. She's still in our lives.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Lindsey spent her last 2 years living in my parent's apartment in Spangdahlem, Germany and has grown very close to our entire family. She would come upstairs to hang out with my mother, join us all for meals, and played with my children. We loved having her around us and share our German traditions and we hope that she felt like part of the family.

A fond memory is when her parents and grandmother visited this past summer and we spent several evenings grilling outside. Last Halloween she came over to our house to carve pumpkins with my kids. They had so much fun together. In November she was at my daughter's 11th birthday party and met with more friends and family. It meant a lot to us; especially my daughter. It was very special to us that Lindsey took time out of her busy schedule to share her time with us.

She was such an honorable, friendly and cheerful person. How exciting to have such a bright young women with endless drive and ambition amongst us.

We loved her dearly and will miss sharing our family life and traditions with her.

The Gerten Family!

The Gerten Family!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Few More Pictures

Here are some pictures I found of Lindsey from high school and college.
-Amanda Butterfield

-Chris Chevalier