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 Post subject: For Ingrid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 am 
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A friend passed at age 88 on Christmas Day; we attended her memorial service before the start of 2019.
From the tributes, she was dearly loved by children, grandchildren.
They passed out a prayer card. In this case, it was a poem.
So, Ingrid, this is for you....
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She Gave Them Love

She could not give her dear ones wealth,
She could not give them fame
Instead she gave them golden rules
To play life's complex game…
She could not give expensive trips
To far off shores and lands
And so she put a well-loved book
Into her children's hands
She could not give them servant maids
To do each little chore –
She taught them self-sufficiency
And that meant whole worlds more…
She could not give them all the things
Her heart was dreaming of…
But what she gave was rich and rare
She gave a mother's love.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 am 
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I love that - thanks for sharing. Hugs Ingrid.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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Reading that, gave me goose bumps.....in a good way. Very touching.
No matter your age, loosing a parent is never easy.
Ingrid, you are in thoughts and prayers.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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Very nice John, thinking of you Ingrid.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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Hugs and prayers to Ingrid and family.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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Lovely John, thank you for sharing it with us.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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This is beautiful, John. Thank you.

Thinking of you today, Ingrid....

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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That's nice John. Thinking of you today Ingrid.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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that is so beautiful Hugs ingrid.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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Very thoughtful of you John. That is a very warming poem. Thanks for the post.
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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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John, that is so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

And thank you all my swamp friends for all your prayers, thoughts and hugs. This sure is a very special group of people and I feel fortunate to have you all in my life!

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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So sweet to share, John. Frankly, I might tuck that away for safe keeping - as I can see myself needing that one day.

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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DonnaLee wrote:
So sweet to share, John. Frankly, I might tuck that away for safe keeping - as I can see myself needing that one day.



Yes, I printed it.
A lovely poem, thank you John...

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 Post subject: Re: For Ingrid
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What a beautiful poem John.....I've never seen this one.
What keeps me going is......that someday we will all be together again with our loved ones....pets included!


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Beautiful :)
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