July 19, 2011. It’s been two years today that we grieved the loss of our friend, Teresa Butz, and prayed for the recovery of her partner. Hard to believe that she’s been gone this long. But her life continues to touch people every day. For those who knew and loved her, we remember her laugh, her smile, her sparkling eyes, her love of life. But those who didn’t know her have been touched by her family and her partner, who made The Angel Band Project possible.
Jean and I continue to hear from those who have listened to the “Take you with me” CD and have been inspired in many unique ways. Maybe it is to find hope in the lyrics of a song. Or to decide to make a difference by reaching out to survivors of sexual violence, lessening their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Or to know that there are ways to find peace and serenity in life despite the adversities we face. Teresa, you are still having a profound affect on this world. It’s just a little more “subliminal,” at best.
We miss you. Your spirit continues to propel us forward to help others in their paths of healing. You will always be remembered …
Last Saturday, we held a yoga practice in St. Louis, which was set to music from the “Take you with me” CD. Over 60 yogis came out to share their energy with us. We lit candles in memory of those who have died from acts of sexual violence. Thanks to Sharon Rhiney for making this video from the event.