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