Tribute to my mom's birthday

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   Posted 12/24/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Today would have been my mom's birthday.  She passed away 5 yrs ago from alzheimers.  The pastor had asked us kids before the funeral if we wanted to write something down about mom for her to say at the funeral, there was just too much to say so I wrote this poem.  It was odd cause I'm not really poetic at all but this just went down on paper in about 5 minutes and in remembrance of her I'd like to share it with all my HW friends:

The road she traveled was long,

eventually a mist darkened the way.

She never cried or feared the end

because love had followed her there.

No regrets, only peace of mind,

her life had been so full.

The love of a man that put no one before her,

and a family that made her whole.

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   Posted 12/24/2009 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Jag, Thats a beutiful rememberance of your Mom! "Not poetic>" I thinks not! Wish I could write like that! Thanks for sharing!!!
Pease on earth and Good Will to Men!!
Hugs old Friend!

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   Posted 12/24/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Very beautiful.
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   Posted 12/24/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Job Jag! send me that darn email I can send you my e-card!

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   Posted 12/24/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   

The best things, come from the heart and are written with Love! I can tell she meant allot to you and you will always have those cherished memories of her!

Thanks for sharing with us! May your Christmas be Merry!

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   Posted 12/24/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Very nice tribute!! Your heart spoke.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 12/24/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
*Warm Huggs*
Happy Holidays!
   Dear Jag,
         Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful, loving way you remember your mom. It touched my heart deeply. We hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas *warm huggs*



Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood



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   Posted 12/24/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Jag, that is so beautiful, what a way to remember. I read alot of love there. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.

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   Posted 12/25/2009 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I hope your holiday is filled with happy memories and the chance to make new ones!

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   Posted 12/25/2009 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Was very beautiful and a very nice tribute to your mother...
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   Posted 12/25/2009 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jag...

I love what you wrote... it is beautiful.

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   Posted 12/25/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
What a beautiful tribute to a very loved mother!!!

And thank you for sharing something so dear to your heart!!

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