This site is dedicated to the memory of Chris who was unexpectedly taken from us on Sunday, June 22, 2003.  He was violently gunned down in his Highland Michigan home by deputies of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department who, without request of the family, accompanied an ambulance that was responding to a medical 9-1-1 call.



I Did Not Die

Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.

I am not there. I did not die.
Melinda Sue Pacho