In Memory of Mindi

Dedicated in memory of my daughter Melinda. She sailed her vessel till the river ran dry. She was like a bird upon the wind, the waters her sky. Each day was a constant battle, never knowing where she would go. She reached her destination, the Heavens in the sky.




~The River~


You know a dream is like a river,
Ever changin' as it flows.
And a dreamer's just a vessel,
That must follow where it goes..
Trying to learn from what's behind you,
And never knowing what's in store,
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores...and


I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky.
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try..
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.

~ ~ ~

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away.
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today.
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied.
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide...yes


I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky.
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try.
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.

~ ~ ~

There's bound to be rough waters
And I know I'll take some falls.
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all...yes


I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky.
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try.
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.

~ ~ ~

Yes, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry...
'Til the river runs dry...



~Garth Brooks~