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Wednesday October 22, 2014

Poetry

  • The Mountains and Valleys...

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    An Apt Description of Grief, from THE JOURNEY by Mindy Wilsford
    Before we go through a loss like this, we assume that grief is like falling into a deep hole. We think we will start climbing a ladder and as we get closer to the top things start getting brighter and brighter and we keep feeling better and better until we finally step out into the sunshine where the birds are singing and beautiful m...

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  • THOSE WE GIVE TO GOD WE NEVER LOSE

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | A Poem/Artistic story

    I felt the light of heaven
    it was shining down on me,
    I heard His voice, He called my name,
    "my child, come follow Me;"
    There is no pain, there is no hurt
    nor sadness anywhere,
    In heaven there is joy and love
    and I'll be waiting there;
    For on the day I left this earth
    I felt your many tears,
    And now I watch you from above
    and keep you very near;
    It hurts to be apart from me, but
    be patient for ...

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    18 Comments

  • Take Away

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    Take Away
    Instead of Christmas gifts for me
    Come take some things away
    There’s so much here that I don’t want ...
    So please… don’t give just take
    Take away my knowledge
    Of funerals, urns and graves
    And take away the guilt I have
    For not being with her to save
    Take away these inward screams
    that resonate her death
    And take away my begging
    To give her back her br...

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    13 Comments

  • I Do Not Care

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    Morning sickness that lasted all day...                                                   I do not care         &n...

    2 Recommendations

    6 Comments

  • Journal Entry for April 4, 2013

    Thursday, April 4, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    The Bright Forever
    Breaking through the clouds that gather,
    O'er the Christian's natal skies,
    Distant beams, like floods of glory,
    Fill the soul with glad surprise;
    And we almost hear the echo
    Of the pure and holy throng,
    In the bright, the bright forever,
    In the summer land of song.
    Yet a little while we linger,
    Ere we reach our journey's end;
    Yet a little while of labor,
    Ere the evening shades ...

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    6 Comments

  • My Wish For You

    Monday, November 19, 2012 | A Poem/Artistic story

    As the holidays approach I know we may often feel very sad... but today I have two poems I want to share with you that I hope you'll keep in your heart to help you with the pain.  Hugs Elissa
    This one helps me... because it made me realize... We are never without them...

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  • A Father's Day Card For Richard My Beloved Husband

    Sunday, June 16, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    Men And Grief
    It must be very difficult
    To be a man in grief,
    Since "men don't cry" and "men are strong"
    No tears can bring relief.
    It must be very difficult
    To stand up to the test
    And field calls and visitors
    So she can get some rest.
    They always ask if she's all right
    And what she's going through
    But seldom take his hand and ask,
    "My friend, but how are you?"
    He hears her crying in the night
    A...

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    4 Comments

  • I Don't Know When It Happened

    Monday, April 4, 2011 | A Poem/Artistic story

    The following poem was written by Christine Ross for her son Luke.  I have noticed lately that I seem more able to smile...  I hurt... I will always hurt... I have come to believe that is just part of my normal... and I know for many of you it is the same... but blessedly I believe that I am letting the joy outweigh the pain.. There was a time I would never have thought this day would c...

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    5 Comments

  • Years Later

    Saturday, May 1, 2010 | A Poem/Artistic story

    A friend of mine shared this poem with us today.  The poem was written by a friend of her daughter McKayla's on the occassion of McKayla's 3rd year angel anniversary.  I really feel like this poem is a gift to the world.  I hope it makes your heart smile as you read and recognize... Your child is with you for always.  Hugs Elissa Cara's Mom For Always
    Three Years Later .....

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  • The Other Side by Don Conoscenti

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | A Poem/Artistic story

    This is a repeat... but I thought I'd share it again for moms who might find comfort from this song... I find it very comforting... Hugs Elissa Cara's Mom
    http://doncon.com/index.php?page=songs&display=9&category=Paradox_of_Grace_-_Cogtone_010_-_2001
    i'm over on the other side
    where life and death softly divide.
    left my skin and bones behind
    now i'm over on the other side....

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