Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
- Shirley Young's Message -
mother of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young
May 20th 2012
AIDS Vancouver Board Vice Chair, Bradford McIntyre, master of ceremonies for the Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial said: "Shirley Young, mother of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, usually attends the Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial but she is unable to attend. She sends this message".
Shirley's message: "I am very sorry that I am unable to be with you this evening as you gather to remember precious loved ones. Please know that I will be with you in Spirit with Love in my Heart."
"She asks that I read the comforting words of Peter's affirmation", says Bradford.
Dr. Peter's Affirmation
I accept and absorb all the strength of the earth
to keep my body hard and strong;
I accept and absorb all the energy of the sun
to keep my mind sharp and bright;
I accept and absorb all the life force of the ocean
to cleanse my body and bring me life;
I accept and absorb all the power of the wind
to cleanse my spirit and bring me life;
I accept and absorb all the mystery of the heavens,
for I am a part of the vast unknown.
I believe God to be all these elements,
and the force that unites them;
And from these elements I have come,
and to these elements I shall return;
But the energy that is me will not be lost.
Dr. Peter Jepson-Young