Memorial Service Honoring Our Friend Terry

Hey All,

I wanted to share this special memorial service that was held yesterday at The Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, TX that was specifically focused on “Remembering Our Saints”.

About 1 month ago I contacted the pastor of this church and sent a photo of Terry and asked that he be included in the annual service that they do around “All Saints Day” to honor all those who have departed this earth over the past year. It is a very beautiful service and I hope that you can take the time to enjoy the entire service that lasts about 1 and 1/2 hours.  It is very impressive and a real tear-jerker.

This is the church that Terry and I attended each Sunday when we lived in Dallas, TX and is the place that Terry in his earlier years got a lot of comfort from when he was struggling with life (even prior to me meeting him). It was instrumental  in helping him to better cope with  life and all its struggles.

As you know, Terry did not want any formal funeral service after he passed away, but I felt inclined to at least ensure that he was included in this wonderful tribute.  In essence this becomes Terry’s Memorial Service. (Sorry Terry…I had to do this!)

As I write this blog to you all my eyes fill with tears just thinking about Terry and his passing.  This is one of those days where I an a little down, but I am comforted to watch this tribute as it helps to bring some more closure.

To see the service, just goggle, Cathedral of Hope, Dallas, TX and on their home page look for worship services and click on the one for November 5th, “Remembering Our Saints”.

If  you can’t watch the entire service, you can fast forward till around the 1 hour, 10 minute point when the names of the deceased are called out by the pastor in alphabetical order and just listen for the calling of Terry Glenn Tidwell.  After all the names are called, then immediately following this you will then see each photo come up once again in alphabetical order until you finally see Terry’s smiling and familiar face once again.

We love you Terry and we miss and love you greatly.

Appreciate you taking the time to honor Terry and to remember him thru such a beautiful service.  It is a real tribute and I know that Terry would appreciate that you took the time to witness this beautiful service.

I can hear him saying to you all like he did in all his blog writings “I appreciate each and every one of you and have a wonderful day”.

Thanks all and have a great week.

Luv Gary

 

 

 

 

34 thoughts on “Memorial Service Honoring Our Friend Terry

  1. Gary, what a beautiful service and tribute to Terry. Thank you so much. Beautiful and very emotional for me…. Seeing his handsome face….his gorgeous smile….and yes, I do hear his voice appreciating each and everyone of us and wishing us a wonderful day. Hugs and thank you Gary.

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  2. Gary, what a beautiful tribute to Terry. I’m so happy he was honored in the place where he received so much comfort at a time in his life when he was struggling. Terry is smiling down on you every day, and I know he would be thrilled that you have carried on this blog and giving us the chance to get to know you too! Big warm hugs to you.

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  3. Oh Gary – just listened and heard his sweet name…… Oh how we all loved him. That is why we are sad, because we loved him so greatly. So many of us so blessed to be a friend of Terry’s. And now we are here for you. Sending hugs! xo

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  4. I can think of no more beautiful and fitting tribute to Terry and though he protested that he wanted nothing at his passing, I am certain he smiled as broadly as in his familiar picture that you asked for him to be included in this lovely service at the place you worshipped in together and in which you were part of the community together. Saint Terry you will always be missed by us all and particularly by your beloved Gary. Gary, I send you my heartfelt thanks for sharing this and my love to you as you go through the often searingly difficult process of grieving your partner, your love xx

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this with the bloggers Terry called friends…I know I’m greatly humbled to be included in something so beautiful. And as has been said, I’m sure Terry was smiling, because he always did, didn’t he? Take care Gary and thanks for carrying on!

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    • Thanks for the nice comments. Much appreciated. I will never forget Terry’s beautiful smile which hr did often, even in his last days.

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  7. There is little I can say that would add to the beautiful comments above, many “liked” on my way here to add my condolences once more, along with my opinion that Gary would have loved being included. He told you so himself, as you posted in a video following this one. I believe that hethat he will always be with you.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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