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sweethearts2

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I am forever thankful and blessed to have experienced complete love.  I loved being loved!

I was married for 39 yrs.  Not a perfect marriage but a perfectly wonderful marriage that produced three children, who also are not perfect.  They have given me three perfectly wonderful grandchildren.  I love life!

I need to write to keep the memory of a life, marriage, family alive.  And, just maybe my children will find hope and inspiration in these memories.  I love my children!

I worry about these golden years I've entered.  Memories are my one way of getting past the anxiety of what is to come. And, I still like to think I have a contribution to make, even if these memories bring a smile only to me.  I need to remember and smile. I loved my husband's smile.

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  • So Glad To Be Sad
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    So Glad To Be Sad

    5 months ago

    We took the risk of falling in love....and we were all the better for it.

  • That Place In My Heart
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    That Place In My Heart

    6 months ago

    We have places in our heart that we sometimes fear. Our fears and sadness can soften and allow us thankful reveries to bring us from shadows of life.

  • MOCHA-A GIANT AMONG DOGS
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    MOCHA-A GIANT AMONG DOGS

    7 months ago

    When we rescue an animal we do more than just save them - we give them back their purpose: Loyal, loving guardians & companions without judgment.

  • Wrapped up with Prayer
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    Wrapped up with Prayer

    11 months ago

    PHILIPPIANS 4: 6-7

  • Joie de vivre
    4

    Joie de vivre

    15 months ago

    Life can be a real "joy ride."

  • Don't Say I Should Have.  Say I Did.
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    Don't Say I Should Have. Say I Did.

    24 months ago

    This is the 2014 Motto of Wealths Across America whose mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach . A motto we should all adopt for living our lives.

  • A Shinning Memory Visible in a Tarnished Ornament
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    A Shinning Memory Visible in a Tarnished Ornament

    2 years ago

    My Dearest, October 12th, has proven to be day of transformation. From a solemn day of great pain, I have learned I can celebrate the memories of your life.

  • Far Apart,Close to Heart
    1

    Far Apart,Close to Heart

    2 years ago

    We Dream, We Live, We Remember

  • Eighteen - A New Freedom
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    Eighteen - A New Freedom

    2 years ago

    We were excited when you turned one, two and three. You were excited to be five. You should be 3 times as excited now and I am left wishing you could be three a little while longer.

  • The Forever Gift
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    The Forever Gift

    3 years ago

    Life follows life...certainly not in the physical sense but emotionally and spiritually a life influences a life. A life I held for a while left a legacy, a beautiful gift for the heart.

  • Proof of Courage
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    Proof of Courage

    3 years ago

    A tribute to those of courage yesteday, today and tomorrow.

  • A Mother's Daze
    7

    A Mother's Daze

    2 years ago

    Mother's Day comes and goes, but a Mother's Daze lives on.

  • Echoes of the Night
    13

    Echoes of the Night

    2 years ago

    A love strong and beautiful resonates, sending echoes into our dreams.

  • A Moment of Bravery/A Lifetime of Courage
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    A Moment of Bravery/A Lifetime of Courage

    2 years ago

    For Krissy. My daughter wanted me to write an essay about the bravery of her father for a writing contest. Bravery doesn't belong in a contest. Bravery is a marathon. Courage is the finish line.

  • Precious Gifts
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    Precious Gifts

    2 years ago

    The moon & stars our son & daughters The sunrise & sunsets your love & trust The music & poetry your smiles & dance The world & universe your embrace & kiss The...

  • Forevermore
    7

    Forevermore

    3 years ago

    Forever, When did it start? Did it start at birth? The birth of what? Conception Inhalation Maturity Love Death. Forever, Is it limitless? Is each birth a beginning? The beginning of what? Life...

  • H.E.L.P.
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    H.E.L.P.

    3 years ago

    Challenging times need extra encouragement and hope. Despite the pain of the world, there is solace to be found in the efforts of others.

  • Life's Lessons - "It's OK"
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    Life's Lessons - "It's OK"

    3 years ago

    My older brother passed away October 6th, 2012 and due to issues related to ex's we were finally able to celebrate his life with a small memorial service this past Sunday, December 9th, 2012. Dealing with lawyers and...

  • Soup's Not Just For Wednesday Part 4
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    Soup's Not Just For Wednesday Part 4

    12 months ago

    Lately, the best part of Wednesday scary movie night has been the time spent with a dear friend, hot soup and warm bread. This recipe is another favorite. The movies not so much. Maybe we need to find a different...

  • Love Without Disguise
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    Love Without Disguise

    4 years ago

    This is a response to a posting on facebook that is what I believe is meant to be inspiring but yet I find incomplete and subjective. Of course, blood does not make a family. If blood is the prerequisite: extended and...

  • Wobble... Totter... Stumble...
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    Wobble... Totter... Stumble...

    5 months ago

    We all wobble, totter, and stumble as we grow. And, we sometimes continue to do so throughout our lifetime. Here's hoping you find comfort in knowing there is someone there to hold, guard, catch and love you...

  • Getting  To The Church
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    Getting To The Church

    4 years ago

    His nervousness during dinner and shyness over coffee in that small cafe in Summit suddenly was overcome by his anxiousness to leave. He quickly announced, "Let's get out of here!" It had become a rush to...

  • Really? The Way To A Man's Heart - Through The Stomach
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    Really? The Way To A Man's Heart - Through The Stomach

    3 years ago

    Smoke gets in your eyes as the flames burn. I'm not talking about love.

  • Sweet Dreams, My Sweet
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    Sweet Dreams, My Sweet

    4 years ago

    When you wake tomorrow you will know our love was right Because, I will only leave when the dream is sweet, my sweet. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ...

  • A Short Story - Forty Years Long
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    A Short Story - Forty Years Long

    3 years ago

    a wish became a dream and the dream became reality. Forty years ago (1972), in this hour (9:30),on this day (July 10th), lives were altered. Leading up to this event, plans and preparations were made for nine months....

  • Listen! Do You Hear What I Hear?
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    Listen! Do You Hear What I Hear?

    4 years ago

    in the quiet of the early morning Beyond the humming of an appliance Absorbed by the coo of the mourning dove Yet it rings so loud it shatters what seems to be silence across the globe and remains unheeded by...

  • Répondez, S'il Vous Plaît
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    Répondez, S'il Vous Plaît

    3 years ago

    An invitation I couldn't resist.

  • NO COST - SO UNTRUE
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    NO COST - SO UNTRUE

    3 years ago

    I heard myself say “no cost”, when I was asked what the cost was for my husband’s memorial and committal services. I knew the minute I said it I was wrong but, I didn't correct my statement. There was...

  • Love Somebody - Yes I Do!!
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    Love Somebody - Yes I Do!!

    14 months ago

    We feel blessed and grateful when we have the things we hoped for or have achieved our dreams. We, your parents, were blessed and forever grateful to have you in our lives and a part of our dreams.

  • One Moment In Time
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    One Moment In Time

    3 years ago

    What are the moments we remember? First Date First Kiss First Love First Romance First Heartbreak All the firsts can set the benchmarks for all those meaningful moments that follow. I wonder how many first...

  • Soup's Not Just For Wednesday Part 3
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    Soup's Not Just For Wednesday Part 3

    4 years ago

    If there's a pot of hot soup on the stove and the DVD is ready to start, it must be Wednesday. My horror movie friend picked up the movie and I made the soup. Note: she's a great friend whose company I enjoy at all...

  • IS SILENCE GOLDEN?
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    IS SILENCE GOLDEN?

    3 years ago

    The gift of voice with it's expressions of excitement, tenderness and beauty seems to be replaced with a conversation placebo. This is a result of our growing technology and not as a result of hearing loss. Although...

  • Que Sera Sera
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    Que Sera Sera

    4 years ago

    What will be, will be. That's what we decided. We discussed the different possibilities that evening, after work in that old run down bar at the docks in Burnham. We had no idea where our plans would take us, but we...

  • The Soup Basket
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    The Soup Basket

    4 years ago

    Gift baskets hold more than candy and ballons. They can be filled with love and warmth.

  • Soup Is Not Just For Wednesday...Part 2
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    Soup Is Not Just For Wednesday...Part 2

    4 years ago

    This seems to be the favorite at church gatherings, young and not so young. An empty pot always returns home from the youth group meetings and everyone requests any leftovers at family potlucks. I am having a great...

  • Soup's On
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    Soup's On

    3 years ago

    Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy I have a friend with whom I share a variety...

  • Love's Everyday
    11

    Love's Everyday

    3 years ago

    Love can be a powerful thing, proven in the twinkles that remain. In my 65th year of life, my granddaughter reminded me of loves perfect examples.

  • There Is A Balm
    5

    There Is A Balm

    3 years ago

    Balms serve several purposes: seasoning;beauty;protection;soothing;sofening;fragance and most definitely healing. Love was ours.

  • What's Your Glory?
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    What's Your Glory?

    5 years ago

    God-Centered Resources from the Ministry of John Piper "I believe the glory of God is the going public of his infinite worth. I define the holiness of God as the infinite value of God, the infinite intrinsic worth...

  • Our Poem
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    Our Poem

    5 years ago

    A poem is defined as: 1. piece written in verse: a complete and self-contained piece of writing in verse that is set out in lines of a set length and uses rhythm, imagery, and often rhyme to achieve its effect 2....

  • Battle On The HomeFront
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    Battle On The HomeFront

    4 years ago

    Do troops have a true last battle? For too many the answer will always be a resounding no. All battles are not left behind on foreign soil. Troops long home from WWII, Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, War...

  • Love's Novel
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    Love's Novel

    3 years ago

    When the book of life closes that is only the first half of forever.

  • Living With Heroes
    3

    Living With Heroes

    6 months ago

    We are surrounded by people who inspire us; give us new visions; make our lives safe; give us hope.

  • Action/Reaction
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    Action/Reaction

    5 years ago

    If an action is due to love, then the reaction is also due to love. Our Desire...Our Love Our Love...Our Passion Our Passion...Our Power Our Power...Our Fulfillment Our Fulfillment...Each Other Each...

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry - A Gift of Peace
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    Prayer Shawl Ministry - A Gift of Peace

    11 months ago

    I have been knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for several years. I started when our church started a Prayer Shawl Ministry. There is nothing really complicated in making shawls many are without intricate patterns...

  • Love Abides In The Sorrow
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    Love Abides In The Sorrow

    3 years ago

    Because I stood in love's sunshine, I now stand in love's shadow. The shadow exists because there was sunshine.

  • Whispers of Wishes and Dreams
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    Whispers of Wishes and Dreams

    4 years ago

      I  had given up on wishes.  Given up so many times, I had forgotten that I had wishes.  But, I did have wishes.  Wishes to be rich.  Wishes to be beautiful.  Wishes to be...

  • Life's Evidence
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    Life's Evidence

    5 years ago

    The footprint of our life impacts not just the enviroment.

  • Your Place of Valor
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    Your Place of Valor

    4 years ago

    Your children and I will place you where you want to be, But, We will keep you where you belong. Safe in our hearts. Your children and I will place you where solemn memories live. But, We will keep your memory...

  • Contrails
    3

    Contrails

    3 years ago

    The evidence of a dearly missed life.

  • When Memories Are Left
    6

    When Memories Are Left

    5 years ago

    This is not a tragic mourning process. It is not a process needing approval. It is not a validation process. It is a process for my celebration and understanding. It's a process of clarification for me. It's a process...

  • Looking For Me, Finding Us - Chapter One
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    Looking For Me, Finding Us - Chapter One

    12 months ago

    The beginning of a story of two people each searching for fulfillment and finding what they least expected.

  • As I Live And Breathe
    10

    As I Live And Breathe

    6 months ago

    Reflections of the moments in my life that affected my breathing pattern.

  • And We Danced
    6

    And We Danced

    4 years ago

    Bill, I know now (or I like to think I do) we didn't fall in love just once. It was over and over, again and again but starting without an ending and beginning. It was a continuation and a growing. It was, also,part...

  • Our Walk To Remember
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    Our Walk To Remember

    3 years ago

    When you see forever in someone's eyes, don't look away. Abide in the love.

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