My dad recommended to me today President Bush's statement on the death of Terry Schiavo after 13 days without food and water as she lay in a permanent vegetative state.
"Today millions of Americans are saddened by the death of Terri Schiavo. Laura and I extend our condolences to Terri Schiavo's families. I appreciate the example of grace and dignity they have displayed at a difficult time. I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life, where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others. The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life."
Noble words indeed. May God welcome you into His care Terri, and may His Spirit be with your family and those you leave behind.