In our 33 years of marriage we experienced so many happy events together and also weathered some hard times, but today is the worst. Sadly Eli, Sara and I are sending you off to an eternal resting place.
Dearest Len, you were not only my beloved husband, but also my patient teacher and best friend. After we got married in Beijing you brought me to this country. Over the years you guided me patiently to assimilate into American society, helped me start a new career, and supported me whenever I encountered difficulties.
Meanwhile we worked together to bring up a wonderful son, launching him into a successful career and a happy marriage. You were not only an affectionate father, but also an excellent role model for him. You often said, “I’m not a genius, but I’m persistent.” Therefore you worked tirelessly on your writing projects, producing one new book after another. Despite your serious health problems you put every bit of energy you had into your creative work, and worked right up to your last day. Now we’ve put there copies of all the books you wrote, so you can continue to edit them in the eternal place.
You often said, “I refuse to disappear without a voice.” And so, you not only created a legacy of good books in the world with your strong voice, but also left a precious spiritual treasure to your family, your relatives and friends and all the people who love you. You often said, “I don’t plan to be immortal,” but your persevering spirit will be immortal. Eli, Sara and I, as well as the future generations of the Moss family, will follow your example to do their best.
Your sudden departure has torn our hearts and your presence in our family can never be replaced. You will be deeply missed by Eli, Sara and me.
Goodbye and thank you, my dearest Len. You worked so hard in your life. Now it’s time for you to take a good rest.