Gerakios was the inspiration for this song. Glen saw the cross her
family had placed along Old Hickory
Boulevard (in Nashville, TN) out of the corner of his eye. It wasn't
until after he wrote the song that we went back to find the cross
again. You can read the lyrics at the bottom of the page.
was born September 9th, 1978. She lost her life on May 27th, 1996.
This is about all we know about her. We have tried to find her family
but have not been fortunate enough to do so. 17 years old . . .
and yet her memory lives on.
April 29th, 2004
year we were contacted by Lydia's Mom & had wonderful email
sent to us. Below is the actual letter.
Spirit guided, the tribute for Lydia "With This Cross"
blessed her life, my life and all of her family. The web site
touched our soul. I am sure other families feel the same.
I am Debbie, Lydia's Mother.
With her death my life ceased to exist. This message was a sign
to me that she is still with us, leading in us unexpected ways.
The signs she leaves for us affirms there is a bond that can
never be broken. Your beautiful song let me know she is still
With tears mixed with joy, I thank you.
With the deepest affection and love,
images to follow were all taken on the interstate somewhere. If you
have a loved one you would like to pay tribute to here, please feel
free to send it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
proud to honor the memories of loved ones lost through this tribute
written by Glen Michael. You can reach him here at: