Guestbook

Comments from those who knew Lisa

Thank you for visiting this site for Lisa Jensen. If you are so moved, it would mean a lot to have you share your thoughts, feelings or memories. Those of others are listed below, but we invite you to Add your own comments to this guestbook.



Read an letter written on the third and
seventh anniversaries of Lisa's death


Lisa loved to be celebrated. She rose visibly in a chair when people spoke highly of her. Looking through these images it's clear that she deserved such praise. I know I didn't find enough time or words to honour Lisa enough during the time we shared. Now it is so easy. The portraits, from childhood to our last year together, especially capture Lisa's rare vibrancy, beauty and character.

Tom March   - <tom@ozline.com>
Southern Highlands, NSW Australia - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 15:40:56 (PDT)
Today is two years since Lisa died. It seems like yesterday and another lifetime ago. She would be so happy with how her boys are doing. They are strong in themselves and still able to love and connect with people. They are dearly loved by many - me, family and friends.

Tomorrow the framing on the house begins and so another episode in cherishing Lisa and her vision. Our house will be nothing compared to what it could have been with Lisa's artful guidance, but it will still be amazing and a wonderful place to raise the boys and honour the land and Lisa's memory.

I have found Lisa's place in my heart: place she once lived and will now always reside. It is a place of joy, growth, connecting to people, and expressing love and appreciation. I carry these great gifts with me every day.

There is another place that will always remain and that is the deep sadness of what Lisa is missing and we are all missing without her presence. It's certain that life is good and love is great and healing, but within this is a respect for human existence, its brevity and challenges.

Thanks to all who have loved Lisa, supported our family, and suffered with us through such a great loss. Lisa would not want us to suffer any more than we have to.

Tom --

Tom March   - <tom@ozline.com>
Southern Highlands, NSW Australia - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 17:09:15 (PDT)
Tom,
I found your article as part of a research project that I was completing as a graduate student in the field of curriculum and instruction. I was so moved by your obvious dedication to your craft that I would not have expected any less in this tribute to your beloved wife, Lisa.

I too know too well the tragedy of losing a loved one. In 1991, I was preparing to be married to my highschool sweetheart when he was found murdered on his way to purchasing our first car and signing the lease for our new apt. The sad part of it was that the murderer was his best friend. My fiance was only 19 years old.

While I have since married, I am still touched by those who remember my "forever love" whenever I return to my hometown. People remark on all of the wonderful memories that they had of the two of them together. Although it has been almost 14 years, I still remember my Jeffrey just like he left yesterday. I still wear his senior key on my charm bracelet as a testament to the beauty of our love.

Always love and remember your Lisa. Teach your boys that though she is not physically there, her presence is always around them guiding and protecting them. I pray your strength and know that there is someone in the United States that will be praying for you as you raise your two little ones.
Kelita Stokes

Boykins, VA USA - February 4, 2005
Wow - I am a complete stranger to all the lives so beautifully highlighted here. I stumbled onto the site as part of some graduate work I am doing - trying to get smarter and better at bringing technology to curriculum. I am a mother of two amazing boys and felt like I could look into Lisa's eyes and see her happiness. I know if I was up in heaven and looking down on my life, I would be immensely honored to see this tribute. These pages give me renewed hope for the goodness and spiritual nature of life - all the happines we need is right there waiting in our hearts, isn't it? Live well Tom and boys and grow into your lives with the power of each other's love.
Pat Granchelli

MA, USA - Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Dear Lisa, you were such a good friend to me and I always enjoyed our times at TAFE, when we were both learning to be photographers. Lisa's friendship will always be a treasured memory for me, and it is a privilege to have known her.
Wih love, Jan Mason.

Lilyfield, Sydney - Friday, January 28, 2005
Thank you for sharing your Lisa with the world. I came across your wonderful loving website when I entered my name in a yahoo search. I could tell by her smile she enjoyed life and her eyes show lots of love and compassion. Thank you for sharing your love.
Lisa Jensen

Oceanside, CA - October 6, 2004 at 16:01:31
Thank you for sharing your love for your beautiful wife. I too have stumbled across your site by chance. I started reading your story and at first was intrigued by the similarities. You see, I am an artist and currently an art teacher working towards a masters. My husband, Tom, and I have only been married for one year, but it is a daily fear of mine to think of losing him. I was captivated by her pictures and your tributes, and the words of your sweet boys. What a wonderful person, someone we can all learn from. I realize that I do not know her nor you, but I am guessing by her pictures that she had a certain zest for life and great love of people. I can only imagine your sorrow for her, but please know that she is in a better place, that her spirit still lives, and that one day you will see her again and your family can live together forever.
Best wishes,
Lisa Jensen

Provo, UT - Monday, October 18, 2004 at 20:36:47
Was researching on Webquests and came across your tribute to your beautiful Lisa. May the passing of time heal your sorrow, and ease the pain of the mystery of her untimely death. Thank you for your courage to share and create this moving memorial to Lisa, a very special person.
Stephanie McKee

Auckland, NZ - April 26, 2004 at 04:45:51
This is an exceptional memorial. I have been so moved by your love and dedication of your wife and her life. I am sorry about your family's loss. I think that this will bring great healing to all and you have done a wonderful job. God bless you and your family.
Holly Martin

NY, USA - 20 April 2004 11:46:08 AM
A wonderful dedication to a remarkable woman. I am using your website as a reference to a presention to AP's and Lead teachers in New York Schools and will dedicate my talk to the memory of Lisa. Keep up the good work from an ex-aussie.
Vic Wilson

Friday, March 26, 2004
Our son, J.J., died on July 13, 2003 while helping an elderly neighbor trim his hedges. He was 30 years old with a baby 3 months old and a 2 year old son. He was a very wonderful Christian man who had his whole life ahead, but God gave him to us with love and we must return him lovingly and be thankful for our time with him. I was trying to find out more about sudden deaths, especially of arythmia, although we haven't gotten his official autopsy, that is what my heart tells me it may have been. I know how a person can feel obsessed in making the world understand how unforgettable their loved one was. I was very touched by the message given in this site. God bless you.
Carolyn Patterson

11248 Rosa Court, Fairhope, Alabama - Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 3:48:31 PM
We have been touched by the memories so wonderfully shared by so many. We also keep Tom, Lisa and the boys in our hearts and prayers.
All at Kerever Park

The Sisters at Kerever Park   - <kerever@acenet.com.au>
Burradoo, NSW - Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 21:28:56 Australia/Sydney
I am doing a project for my teaching class and I am finding out different things about Mr. March. I just wanted to say this is a beautiful thing you have done for your wife.
Trichelle

TRICHELLE D.M. PETTIS   - <TRICHELLE_1999@YAHOO.COM>
LAS VEGAS, NV - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 10:59:35 (PDT)
As I browsed & read through the many memories of Lisa...I smiled, smirked and even shed a tear. I see that she made a difference in many lives, and this tribute will make that even more certain. Her life and memories will continue for as long as you let them... Just as the flowers bloom each spring, Her Beauty, Happiness, and Her Spirit will last forever, in the eyes of the beholder!

Ricky   - <westpalmvet@aol.com>
West Palm Beach, FL USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 08:01:08 (PDT)
Hi!
I didn't know Lisa, but she sounded like a good, sweet person, in other words an angel. But I do know how it's like to lose someone. My dad died on November 30, 2002.
It's so hard. Feel free to e-mail me any time.
From=Suzanne Leone

Suzanne Leone   - <suzanneleone1990@yahoo.com>
Robbinston , ME USA - Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 14:56:31 (PDT)
I'm one of Lisa's cousins in South Africa -- possibly the youngest of the lot. I came across your web site quite by chance and only met Lisa once, when I was very small and Auntie Pam and Uncle Ben brought the family out for a holiday in the 70s.
But I remember Lisa quite vividly. She seemed extremely exotic to me -- very tall, with jet black hair and big beautiful mesmerising eyes. Quiet compared to Lynn and Alvin. I can't be sure from the photos on your site -- but I suspect now that we both (along with my sister Renee) have the same eyes -- from our grandfather.
I remember wishing that this strange Australian branch of the family with their unfamiliar accents lived closer to us.
This is a beautiful web site and I poured over the photos and tributes, remembering her serenity and imagining what she was like.
Love to Tom, and the boys
Gill

Gill Moodie   - <moodieg@sundaytimes.co.za>
Cape Town, South Africa - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 03:43:15 (PDT)
My sister Gill sent me the URL of this beautiful website, and I thought I would add my memories of my cousin Lisa. Like Gill, I think I only met her once, when she was on a holiday to South Africa. I have a very clear memory of her (she must have been about seventeen, me about fourteen) standing in the big dormitory bedroom in Uncle Lionel's Cintsa house, eating an orange on Christmas Day. I don't know why that sticks with me, but she seemed so beautiful and sure of herself. I regret that I did not know her better. And now that I am a mother myself, I feel very deeply for Auntie Pam and Uncle Ben, and for her boys. All love to all of you.
Renee

Renee Moodie   - <renee@safehands.co.za>
Cape Town, South Africa - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 00:45:43 (PDT)
Like my sisters, Renee and Gill, I remember Lisa from the Christmas holiday in Cintsa. I too remember her lovely eyes and peaceful nature. My thoughts are with you and your sons, Auntie Pam , Uncle Ben, Alvin and Lynn.

Michael Moodie   - <mikemoodie@lineone.net>
London, England - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 00:21:32 (PDT)
As time passes, the memories in my heart of those who touched my life become more and more special. With a smile and a tear, I read the words of your family, friends, and others, like me, who are strangers. Thank you for a visit to my memories. As I make my wish on the stars tonight, I will think of you and your family. And I will think of my blessings with a grateful heart knowing that those we keep in our heart are never gone. They live in our laughter, our actions, and our future.

Margaret Beth   - <mbeth4school@aol.com>
Palm Springs, CA USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 22:46:19 (PDT)
As a new lecturer in ICT at ACUniversity I'm putting together Unit information about WebQuests for students. I'm from Romsey, Victoria originally and have used webquests with students throughout my teaching career. However I was shocked to read about Lisa's departure so quickly. I agree that we often do not celebrate the life of the one's that are so dear to us. This web site is a unique reminder to us all about the sanctity of life as you cherish the memories of Lisa.

Greg Powell   - <g.powell@signadou.acu.edu.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 18:17:49 (PST)
A moving and beautiful tribute to someone who still lives on and continues to help and motivate others.

Thanks Tom.

John Watson   - <jwatson@wiredcity.com.au>
Perth, WA Oz - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 19:22:34 (PDT)
Your page is living proof that true love is for ever.
Thank you very much!

Evgeny   - <contact@spiritdimension.com>
Moscow, Russia - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 05:24:43 (PDT)
I accidently found this web-site, and i was really touched by the way Lisa was portrayed.
I was trying to look up the location at which my holiday house is at (Hyams) and i stumbled across images of Lisa and Tom, on the beach.
For some reason i kept on scrolling down the page and i came to meet the woman so many people loved.
As i saw the writing that followed i read on, until i had read and seen the whole web-site.
It made me happy to see that so many people had kind things to say about her and that her life seemed so full of happiness. It brought a sorrowful smile to my face.
Just thought i would let you know of my appreciation for an insight into her life, and how precious it makes me realise that life is.
I'm sure wherever Lisa is, she would be so proud of her family of friends.

Amelia   - <mia_freeby@hotmail.com>
bowral, Nsw Australia - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 05:42:22 (PDT)
I am taking a course for teacher certification and part of my assignment was to explore your website. Your tribute is beautiful!! I am a happily married mother with two wonderful children (ages 9 and 6) - the bond that your wife has with her children is what I share with mine. Although her life ended so abruptly, the bond with her boys will be remembered as they grow to be men. I thank you for sharing your memories.

Mrs. Kyle J. Thomas   - <kthom029@odu.edu>
Rural Retreat, VA USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 17:17:44 (PDT)
I have learned so much through the sites you posted. I lived four years of my life in Australia and you were absolutely right to move there. I am sorry for your loss. There is no understanding it.

Randy   - <india99@infi.net>
Maine USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 11:51:19 (PDT)
I found your site as a professional exploring. We have followed similar professional paths, Tom, from college graduate study in Russian history and language, travel abroad (I too chose the vagabond route through western and eastern Europe ... before The Wall came down), eventually finding my avocation in teaching: seven years in secondary classrooms teaching social studies and eventually dealing with the advent of technology. I am now doing much the same thing as you ... helping fellow educators come to grips with the web and technology in general.

However, what started out as a professional journey turned into a personal one. My wife, Vanita, has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and we are both trying to come to grips with this life-changing event. While today's medical knowledge leaves us hope for a relatively normal life, we fear that many of our dreams will be left unfulfilled.

Personally, I am struggling with what I will do if this disease takes her life prematurely. Sometimes I wonder if I could survive the blow. Your story has given me a strength and hope. I trust that the lesson for me of your and Lisa's example is to truly celebrate and appreciate every minute Vanita and I have together ... be they many or few.

Thank you for sharing this part of your life with the rest of us.

Rick Whitsell   - <whitsell@sbcglobal.net>
Merriam, KS USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 07:15:36 (PST)
I am very moved by this site and have spent at least 45 minutes browsing the photos and reading. Thank you for helping me reappreciate my love for my wife.

Stu(art)
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 00:59:30 (PST)
Dear Tom,

I visited your site for professional reasons but my visit became deeply personal as I found the pages here devoted to Lisa. A wonderful tribute to someone who was obviously a wonderful person. I write this through tears to thank you and all those who have shared their love and grief for Lisa so movingly.

Warmest wishes
Sue

Sue James   - <sue@suejames.com.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 15:45:50 (PST)
Thanks Tom for putting this beautiful web page together. Although I last saw Lisa 25 years ago in South Africa, I still remember what a wonderful time we had. She truly was a very special person. It was good to meet you and the boys when we were in Aus. I pray and trust that you will all grow in the experiences that life shares with us and that the home you are busy building will be extra special for you all. Much love. Noeleen

Noeleen Zoghby   - <nzoghby@iafrica.com>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 13:23:18 (PDT)
I spoke to Lisa's mum, Pam, on Monday this week. The conversation, as always, embraced Lisa, Tom and the beautiful boys, and coincided with the first day of building at their beloved site in Mittagong. Lisa would be so proud and excited.
The last time I saw and hugged my dear friend was 3 weeks before her passing. We shared "stolen time" together, as she was due elsewhere for a meeting, but Lisa insisted "that it was important to call in as time together is so precious, we must steal it when we can". How right she was.
On that evening she showed me all the plans for the land, and described with great love and detail what was in store. Her enthusiasm was boundless.
Now Lisa's dream for her family has begun, and I wish this project every success and goodspeed. I believe she will be overseeing with great delight.
Love to all the family,
Filomena xxx

Filomena Leone   - <leone21c@yahoo.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 18:00:55 (PST)
To my dear departed sister, I miss & love you very much Love always your big brother Alvin. 29/4/2001

Alvin Jensen   - <alvinjensen@bigpond.com.au>
Gosford, NSW Australia - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 02:15:07 (PDT)
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Looking through the memory album -- the photos of Lisa and all of you -- renews my prayers and hope for your future.

Divona Roy   - <mrsroy@hotmail.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 07:36:34 (PDT)
I am visiting this wonderful website just a few days before the first anniversary of Lisa's passing. It is a time that I am thinking of the entire Jensen family as I know it must be a difficult mark in the passage of time. Please know that my heart is with you all. There is such sadness in her early departure from all of us. Lisa was a close friend, a very dear friend. We shared many things: Zen practice, being psychotherapists, the joy of raising children, and some of our deepest concerns about our lives. I miss greatly her lovely enthusiasm for all of life. Tom, thank you so much for making this website. It helps my heart open to the grief and the joy of having been Lisa's friend.

Polly Carmona   - <conway1@mail.sdsu.edu>
- Friday, May 04, 2001 at 12:15:48 (PDT)
To Lisa and her dear family, It is wonderful to have this website to see Lisa in many different aspects of her life, especially since we knew her only in one time and place. It reminds me of what was always so striking about Lisa: How interesting she was and how interested she was in the world around her. We would go over to your house for dinner, and I would fully expect to talk about ordinary things, and Lisa would bring out some aspect of someone's life or her own life that you never expected. As we approach the anniversary of her passing from this world it is good to contemplate her in all these photos and to think of her on our lives and especially in your lives. I don't have to tell you how much we extend our hearts to you all at this time. With much love, Fred

Fred Conway   - <conway1@mail.sdsu.edu>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 13:22:52 (PDT)
I realize that as I write it's May 6 in Australia and I have spent the last hour in Lisa's company, visiting her memory and sharing her warmth. Particularly at this time let me send love to Nathaniel, Aulden, Tom and Lynn, who must be "keeping company" with Lisa today more than ever. For months now, Lisa's tree--outside the zendo in Pacific Beach--has been producing red blossoms that seem to reflect her spirit perfectly. I think of her each time I see them.

Kate Watson
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 15:43:49 (PDT)
Thank you so much Tom for creating such an elegant site in honour of my beloved friend. From the time Lisa could spend her own money, she always chose elegance, simplicity, quality and uniqueness. Lisa would love and appreciate this site for all of these same qualities.

There is still so much disbelief in me about her passing. Words cannot express the "missing" that we who love her feel. To be connected this way to others that know her is such a blessing. I have tried to bring alive her spirit with people who pass through my life, but it's like trying to describe an exquisite fragance, the words don't do justice.

This site is now home to all of us who will keep Lisa alive in our lives, and I beg the indulgence of posting some of our adventures (and misadventures!), from our teenage days through to adulthood, in time to come.

My heart is still too heavy to do justice to these funny and often pivotal experiences, but at least now, I have somewhere to share.

Thank you Tom - Lisa loved and respected you deeply, and you've honoured her, and your life together so beautifully this way.

My heart extends to Lisa's beloved family and all her precious friends. God bless us all, we were most fortunate to be loved by Lisa.

Love and light, Filomena Leone xxx

Filomena Leone   - <leone21c@yahoo.com.au>
Annandale, NSW Australia - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 03:40:00 (PDT)
I only had the pleasure of meeting Lisa one time. My relationship was (and is) with Tom. We worked together on a labor of love at Pacific Bell and San Diego State. Tom had wonderful pictures of Lisa, Nathaniel and Aulden on his desk. Each time I visited his office I was always drawn in by them. They were warm and reflected the love he feels for his family. Meeting Lisa on the eve of the family's emigration to Australia was a happy, exciting time for her. I always felt that we would have enjoyed knowing each other if circumstances had been different. My friendship with Tom has been fun, educational, and heartfelt. My thoughts are with you as you endure the first anniversary of Lisa's untimely passing. Her life lives on in all she touched. vivian

Vivian Goldschmidt   - <ringob@pacbell.net>
Mission Viejo, CA USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 12:02:29 (PDT)
I knew Lisa as a patient for roughly 6 months. After 2 months I felt I could talk and trust this person. Finally I had encountered a person that was able to help. It was her look in her eyes of understanding that allowed me to trust her. Whilst I am not family I had gotten to know her in a professional way and she had achieved wonders where others had failed. The truth of the matter is that Lisa had just gotten to the core of the problem and finally allowed me to see a rosier future. It was with the greatest of shock when I called in for the next visit I saw a little note to contact the Wollongong office. It was with the greatest of shock I learned of her passing away. Whilst I probably had no right on a professional basis I could not help but contact her husband in disbelief. I grieved for a very long time for the person I had befriended in a professional manner and grew to trust and who had helped me so much in the healing process of my counselling. I am not of any religeous belief, however, in lisa I found more healing than any other I had ever encountered.

The shock of death was that it was unexpected. And unlike the family that gathered around each other for comfort, I had to grieve and contain my hurt at the loss of a dear friend all by my self as professionalism requires.

I also felt so dearly for her children and husband.

I shall always hold her in my memories as but a touch from a healer in the eternity of life.

anonymous ex patient   - <tifel@yahoo.com>
Southern Highlands, nsw australia - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 07:28:36 (PDT)
I knew Lisa more than twenty years ago, during our college days. We hadn't spoken since those days, I was truly shocked and saddened when an old friend rang me with the news.

Like everyone else, I couldn't believe that someone as special as Lisa has gone. It really, really isn't fair.

Lisa was studying art and taught me, an artistically neanderthal engineering student, how to look at colours .. and everything .. with an open mind. Lisa's philosophy genuinely changed my outlook on life, it seems I am a member of a priveleged group in the world whose life was made better for having met Lisa.

Tony Carnovale   - <tonyc@rivernet.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 00:13:43 (PDT)
When I close my eyes and think of Lisa, I see her generous smile and caring, beautiful eyes - eyes that saw more than most. A vision of a compassionate, wise, and spiritual being.

Lisa and I had only known each other for just over a year. However, with each meeting I was drawn closer to her. She possessed qualities that were unique: her ability to truly listen, her honesty to share past experiences, her caring and intuitive responses that guided me. The qualities of a true and special friend!

Most of our time was spent together at the gym - on several occasions we met afterwards. One occasion in particular that stays close to my heart was on the 29th March, 2000. We met for lunch, and during lunch we continued to learn more about each other: we shared laughter and joy, we shared tears - tears from yesterday's mistakes, we shared our dreams for the future. Just prior to saying goodbye, I recall two poignant statements. Firstly, Lisa saying; "I have never felt this happy and settled". Which was extremely obvious in the deeply loving way in which she spoke of her husband, boys and family that day. Secondly, we both agreed to meet again soon for lunch - we never did.

I miss her presence! Fortunately, I have the privilege to gain a greater awareness of how truly unique she was through her beloved family.

Love Julie.

Julie Murphy
- Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 20:04:24 (PDT)
I went to the same high school as Lisa and I was in the same year as her sister, Lynn. I always remember Lisa from the first time I saw her at school. My teenage memories are a bit vague nowadays but I distinctly remember that Lisa was wearing a black jumper and was looking very cool. I would have been babbling nonsense and when Lisa spoke to me she was almost laughing in a kindly way that suggested she somehow knew me better than I knew myself. I also remember telling Lynn what a "stunner" her older sister was! I would always notice Lisa around the school and Lisa remains forever etched in my schoolboy memories as one of those gorgeous, sublime "older" women whose memories evoke warm feelings of teenage crushes and innocent days. I wish I had told Lisa this and if I did I'm sure she would have laughed in the same way as before. That's what I also remember about the whole Jensen family. Such warm friendly people and all so beautiful. I'm speaking on behalf of my brothers, Monty, Terry and Peter and my mother Della in extending our sincere sympathy. We all knew Lisa and the Jensen family and the news came as a shock to us all. I'm touched by the feelings expressed by the others in the guestbook and hope that it becomes full of wonderful anecdotes about a beautiful woman who shall always remain loved by many. Lots of love to the Jensen family.

vincent gibson   - <vincent.green-gibson@phillipsfox.com>
sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 02:40:53 (PDT)
I almost feel I'm imposing in this guest book as Lisa's life touched mine for only a short time after Nathaniel started school at Glenquarry. Nearly a year and a half of quick chats in the sunshine of the school yard, catching our breath at the gym, discussing house plans and little boys.
My sons knew her as the revered canteen mum from school. It is just over a year since she passed away and as my six year old son completed his canteen order last night he said "I wish Lisa was here to do canteen for Nathaniel and Aulden!"
I remember her gorgeous smile, her calm and warm nature and the love she so obviously had for Nat, Auldy and Tom.
Kindest regards - Gillian Sell


Gillian Sell
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 20:11:12 (PDT)
I never met Lisa, except through Tom's words. Tom is a truly exceptional person and listening to him, it was obvious that Lisa was a perfect match in many ways. I'm a rather stoic person. You can probably count the number of time I have cried at someone's passing on one hand. Add today to that count.


Art Wolinsky   - <awolinsky@oii.org>
Barnegat, NJ USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 04:39:08 (PDT)
I lost a sister in October of 2000. She also died unexpectedly of an apparent heart problem. She was 44 years young and left behind 2 small children also. Your tribute to Lisa is beautiful! What a way to keep her spirit alive. I understand your grief all too well. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

Carolyn Wright   - <pcwright@midlands.net>
Iowa US - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 06:38:32 (PDT)
I don't know anyone in the photos, but I would just like to thank you for reminding me how important our loved ones are. To always take the time to appreciate them as well as let them know that they are appreciated.
God Bless you and your family. You will definitely be in my prayers.

Dee
- Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 14:58:09 (PDT)
What a lovely website. I can only now visit and it has brought me to tears. I really loved Lisa. She and I had a very special connection. She was always able to listen, was always learning from life and had such a warm presence about her. I miss her very much. I think of Tom and the kids often and how hard some of the lessons in life are. Our stay here is so brief. Thanks for letting her shine in this way. Lori

Lori Zack   - <loriz@nethere.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 22:18:39 (PDT)
What a lovely tribute to a lovely person...thanks for sharing her life's events...

Tom   - <dtking@stthomas.edu>
- Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 14:06:15 (PDT)
LISA...

We laughed, we chatted, we drank, we chewed.
What good times we had we two.

We did not know there would be too few.

I met Lisa at the gym and we shared a love of life and a love and interest in our children.

One fond memory I have of sharing time with Lisa was planting bulbs on Tom and Lisa's block.
Over the years I'll go back to the block and check if the bulbs are sprouting flowers in memory of her.

Every now and again I have to stop and say to myself "Yes, she really is gone.'

It is nice to be able to bring her back into our lives through this site.

We will all remember Lisa - she looked, she listened and she cared.

Thinking of all the family.

Vicki Menzies


Vicki   - <toyworld_bowral@bigpond.com>
bowral, australia - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 23:53:40 (PDT)
Tom, I had the pleasure of sitting at your lunch table during the 2001 ELH Conference. While doing some follow up research for my school I found your tribute to Lisa. Although physically only a few webpages, you have created a very beautiful and calm place to be. I am sorry for the loss to all your family of such a special person.
Regards
Alex

Alex Delaforce   - <alex_del@bigpond.net.au>
Brisbane, qld Australia - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 06:46:58 (PDT)
hi, i was looking through websites that related to me and your page has touched me so much. As i read how lisa was she relates to me alot, i have family in australia and Denmark. I'm also danish myslef. We share the same interest's and with me only being 16 i hope that i will be able to furfill my life aswell as what lisa did. Its a beautiful website and it has inspired me to create one for my brother who sadly died. All my love xlisax

Lisa Jensen
Lincolnshire, UK - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 05:58:20 (PST)
I have just met Lisa through Tom & Co.'s ozline. I don't think it was an accident. What Tom has done in tribute to Lisa is inspiring to say the least. Clearly the world is a far better place for her all-too-brief time with us. Thank you, Tom, for such a concise, yet thorough and beautiful presentation of your beloved Lisa, a wonder-full spirit.

Vance Baker   - <vancelot44@myexcel.com>
Riverside, CA USA - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 13:05:32 (PST)





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