By: Paul E. Hughes

May 20, 1991

When our physical beauty has faded and the powers of our mind are dulled,

When our faces are ravaged by despair because of the infirmities of age,

When youth has deserted us and left us floundering about in a complex world,

When we can clearly anticipate the demise of this earthly temple and our need for a new dwelling place, we will know that all is not lost – we will have our love and fond memories of each other to sustain us until we reach that new land.

We will dwell in a land where there is no aging, no pain, no sorrow, no grief, and no tears. We will remain in love, together, and forever young.

The only constant that exists in both the earthly and heavenly planes is love. Only our love for each other and our souls can be transcendent.