Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Life celebrated... God bless you Shannon Perry

Today family and friends buried a dear woman. Believers from the Messianic Jewish community as well as her church at the Vineyard Mt. Comfort celebrated, sang and danced the way this amazing woman would want.

Life lived in hindsight is 20/20. Often we are mired in our present. Confused and lost one day, happy and free another. All who knew Shannon, knew her as the antithesis of this. Shannon was consistent. Jubilant, triumphant, passionate in love for her God, her husband, family and church. Never did I know her to not be upbeat, present and passionate.

Love poured from her pores. As I said today at her service, she was Love, she was a Marvel and she was special. As the Rabbi finished her memorial today we closed with a blessing from God of hope to all of us here on earth:

Numbers 6:24-26
The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

Thank you Shannon for your example of living life filled with love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very touching post MA

Who's this Brian guy?

My photo
I'm one of the few people from Wyoming in the midwest. Born and bred, by default I'm a cowboy, through life though I guess I've kept the wanderlust and taken it urban. Having lived in 11 states now, I feel safe to say that I've found home in Indy. I'd never have dreamed I'd live here but 5 years later, I have no complaints! I've been a "lifestyle" photographer for quite a while. Cutting my teeth in landscape photography and photojournalism out West I've developed a style that focuses on simplicity, beauty and life lived well.