Hello and Welcome to Our Home PageThere is a tree in the front yard that we call our "Lindsay Tree". This tree has been struck by lightening two times. It has lost branches in hail and wind storms. And yet, each Spring, the beauty of the Redbuds blossom again, demonstrating the resilience of nature. This is a story about a family who, like the Lindsay Tree, has weathered many storms, and yet continues to thrive. This tree was planted on the day our family changed forever: May 25th, 1989 ~ the day a little girl named Lindsay died. This site is dedicated to her memory.
Who could have known the exquisite difference
Your brief life would make upon mine?
Who could have known a tiny baby
Would show me the beauty of a sunrise,
Or the wonder of a rainbow or the pain of a tear?
Who could have known an innocent child
Would take away my fear of death,
And point me in the direction of heaven?
Who could have known that you would succeed
Where so many others have failed?
(Dana Gensler, 1990)
Lindsay Nicole Gensler
We had two hundred and seventy sweet days together. Nine whole months to get to know her, to love her and imagine her. I remember the joy of feeling her within, stretching, turning, growing. Nights when her daddy would place his lips on my pregnant belly: "Now go to sleep, my precious one." It was a perfect pregnancy. A perfect labor. And then she was born . . .
The Lindsay Tree in our front yard almost speaks to me now. Sometimes I imagine a little girl there among the branches: smiling, watching us, yet safe from the harms of the world. We share her story now in the hope that others who have had a similar experience will find comfort in knowing you are not alone. May each of you be blessed by sharing Lindsay’s little life because through you, her legacy continues. We already know that death is not the end of loving. Just for a moment, we held a bit of heaven in our arms. You’ll see . . .
Two Days to Eternity
Danzas espanolas, Op. 37 No. 2 (R. H. Czwiertnia) by Enrique Granados
Fantasy (G.M.Aguirre) by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Adagio in G Minor (M.Yaskawa), by Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1750)
Gymnopédie No.3 (Trans. for guitar by J.P.Dimick), by Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Bach/Gounod/Messiter Ave Maria (M.Messiter)
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46, Ase's Death (H.-J.Roeder) by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Gloria in D (J.Puig) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin (R.Behringer) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
El Testamento de Amalia in D- (R.H.Czwiertnia) composer unknown
Flowe my teares (D.J.Morris) by John Dowland (c.1563-1626)
Etude No.8 by Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Now playing . . . Danzas espanolas, Op. 37 No. 2 (R. H. Czwiertnia) by Enrique Granados
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