“I hope you come to find that
which gives life a deep meaning for you.
Something worth living for -
maybe even worth dying for
something that energizes you,
enables you to keep moving ahead.
I can’t tell you what it might be ~
that’s for you to find, to choose, to love.
I can just encourage you to start looking
and support you in the search.”
Ita Ford, M.M.
(Excerpt from a letter written to Ita’s niece and godchild–Jennifer Ford, on her sixteenth birthday, three months before Ita died–8/18/80)