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Randi Lee Trimble
Born in Virginia
28 years
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For Grief, Death & Dying

Inspirational Quotes to help you heal, to inspire, and comfort.

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had."

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."

~Norman Cousins

"A useless life is an early death."

~Johann W. von Goethe

"The only cure for grief is action."

~George Henry Lewes

"Mourning is not forgetting... It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust."

~Margery Allingham

"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form."

~The Rumi

"To not think of dying, is to not think of living."

~Jann Arden

"Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now."

~Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"I have absolutely no fear of death. From my near-death research and my personal experiences, death is, in my judgment, simply a transition into another kind of reality."

~Raymond Moody

"Every mortal loss is an immortal gain."

~William Blake

"The happiness of the drop is to die in the river."



"The grave is but a covered bridge Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!"

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Oh, write of me, not 'Died in bitter pains,' But 'Emigrated to another star!' "

~Helen Hunt Jackson


~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death -- the only certainty that life holds for us -- must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life."

~Stanislav Grof

"The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death."


"For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep."

~George Santayana

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice."

~Native American Proverb

"Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names."

~The Bible

"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness."

~Hermann Broch


Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other." ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature." ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"The act of dying is one of the acts of life." ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"For death begins with life's first breath And life begins at touch of death." ~John Oxenham

"Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean." ~David Searls


Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow." ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation."

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."

~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Poems Shared

 Arched Across The Sky

Rainbows created my imagination

As it arched across the sky

On one end there sat you

At the other end, there sat I


Imagining I could slide across

Over the rainbow to the end

There would be my pot of gold

The sweet love of my dear friend


The rainbow is a connection

Like a bridge from me to you

It appears joined by sunlight

Then the gray skies turn to blue


Arriving after the rainstorms

It became so evident to me

Thoughts of love follow rainbows

They arched right across the sea


A colorful arching rainbow

It has no gate, it has no door

It reaches from friend to friend

It arches from shore to shore


I smiled up today at the sky

How far would my loving smile go?

It slid right over to the other side

The other end of the colored rainbow

Poems Shared



The Gift Of Friends
by Karin Schaefer


There are days when
bubbling from us comes
the innocent child within,
who giggles at the little things
and wears a silly grin.

There are days when
melancholy comes to
visit for a while;
the mind feels tired, the body weak;
we have no strength to smile.

There are days when
joy abundant
grabs a hold of you and me;
wraps us up in all it's splendor,
lifts us up and sets us free.

There are days when
sorrow wraps us
in its cloak of grief and fear,
'till our hearts ache to the breaking,
'till our eyes can't shed a tear.

There are days when
love bestows us
with its wonderment and light;
with its beauty and its mystery,
its power and its might.

And there are days when
life rewards us
and seems to make amends
by granting us a marvelous gift,
the precious gift of Friends.

Poems Shared

by Katy


Friend: that one special person
who makes life a bit
easier by just being
there and listening to your
problems and difficulties.

Friendship: a special bond
between two people.
A bond that time
cannot break. It is strong
like a chain, with linking

Memorial Letters

Their are a million words that could only scratch the surface of Randi Peck's character...loyal, compassionate, disciplined, loving, selfless, hard-working...but the words are so shallow on paper and her character was so rich. 


Her sincerity in ALL interactions was so real and this is what made her the kindest of friends.  I remember our grad school days and the way she worked so hard and studied so intensely, so I think one of my favorite memories is the night of her bachelorette party.  It's my favorite memory because I saw pure joy on Randi's face.  I don't remember the name of the place we went to, but I know that they played lots of oldies.  We got Randi on the dance floor and danced the night away.  We laughed and laughed the way girls do when they are together just loving life.  I also remember the joy it brought Nancy to see Randi having such fun.  So I cherish the fun times because I can still see her radiant smile and hear her laughter. 


As the months go by, I like to think about the new freedom and joy Randi is experiencing with our heavenly Father.  Free of the burdens of this world, I know she is dancing again with the lightest of feet and that same radiant smile...only more radiant now because she has seen and experienced the holiness of our living Father in Heaven.  So although the missing is painful, the thought of her new freedom brings me great joy because this is what she was born to experience.  Praise God for the life that He gives through His Son, Jesus Christ!



Kara Lapp (college friend and fellow SLP)


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