This was written by my daughter-in-law for my Mom and read at the funeral.

I may not have known you long,

But know that you have inspired this song.

You are very special, there's no doubt.

I'm all cried out.

When I think of all that you have done

After losing a husband and first a son,

Maintaining your strength within and without,

I'm all cried out.

While raising four kids you went back to school.

A wife and a mother with a PhD: very cool.

Then you sailed the world teaching captains with clout.

I'm all cried out.

You're a published author of books and blogs.

You've amassed a huge collection of hogs.

Your jokes always made us laugh and shout.

I'm all cried out.

I can't thank you enough for welcoming me

Into your wonderful family.

You taught us to find the humor throughout.

I'm all cried out.

You're the best Great Grandma with more on the way.

The children always loved to visit and play.

You never minded how they would run about.

I'm all cried out.

The cheery smile upon your face

Always made us feel welcome at your place.

Christmas will never be the same without….

I'm all cried out.

As all these thoughts race through my head

I promise no more tears to shed.

That's not what you would want somehow.

So I'm all smiles now.

With Love,

Robyn Kane

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billybuc 10 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm terribly sorry for your loss...and for our loss...she was a special human being.

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ArtDiva 10 months ago from Yountville, CA

I have not logged in for awhile, but this poem, written in the past tense of a favorite author, drbj...has passed away? How this woman's words always made me laugh with her writings, would that she be greatly missed.

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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful She was a special lady who touched many with her wit and caring comments on our hub's. I miss her already. RIP DRBJ.

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drbj 10 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you all for your condolences . My Mom was the most awesome lady I have ever met.


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Sharyn's Slant 10 months ago from Northeast Ohio USA

I can only hope that I leave a touching legacy such as Dr. BJ. Beautifully heartfelt Robyn. Thank you Sherry for keeping in touch with the HubPages community. Thinking of you and your family.

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ladyguitarpicker 10 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Sorry for your loss.

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shanmarie 10 months ago from Texas

This is beautiful. just perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

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drbj 10 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you all for your heartfelt comments.

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vocalcoach 10 months ago from Nashville Tn.

What a beautiful poem. This talented lady gave us laughter and wit. I will miss her as will all of us here on hub pages. Thank you Sherry.

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MartieCoetser 10 months ago from South Africa

From the bottom of her heart your daughter-in-law expressed her grief and the grief of all who have had the privilege to know Dr. BJ. Thanks for sharing this, Sherry. I'm posting a link to this in my tribute to your mom.

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De Greek 10 months ago from UK

RIP old friend...

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Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago

Robyn, this is such a beautiful tribute to a warm, loving, kind, witty, beautiful soul. Thank you for telling us so.

She will be missed.

Blessings and hugs with sympathy

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AliciaC 10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for creating the poem, Robyn, and thank you for creating a hub in your mother's name, Sherry. Both actions are a wonderful way to honour drbj. She was indeed a special person.

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tsmog 10 months ago from Escondido, CA

Lovely touching poem from a welcoming heart. Thank you for sharing in this time of remembrance of the joy she brought with pen . . .

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Blond Logic 10 months ago from Brazil

That is a beautiful poem. She will be missed but has left a legacy of a life well lived.

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Nellieanna 10 months ago from TEXAS

It's a lovely poem and tribute to your mother, Sherry and Robyn. I'm glad you've shared it with us. I miss her.

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drbj 10 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you all for your comments it is so heartwarming to hear such wonderful things about my Mom.


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Genna East 10 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful woman. Her wit, clever writing and warm encouragement were treasures we will always remember. Thank you for this lovely poem and tribute to your dear mother, a very special person. We will all miss her.

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PegCole17 10 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Sweet and touching remembrance for a wonderful, funny, creative and talented lady. I miss her. My condolences to your family in your time of loss.

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MizBejabbers 10 months ago

This is a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. I know you and your family will miss her. We will all miss her here on HP. I will never forget what a fine person she was and how she became my friend. I will miss her, too.

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Sunshine625 10 months ago from Orlando, FL


Thank you for sharing the beautiful words of your DIL with us. I am sorry for your loss, and ours. Your mom was a special kind of woman. She will be missed, but she will always live on with her words that mean so much to so many.

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Nell Rose 10 months ago from England

I am so sorry for your loss. She always made me smile with her articles, and I always learned something new too, we will all miss her x

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Daisy Mariposa 10 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sherry and Robyn,

My heart goes out to your family and you. Dr. B.J. was a talented writer. I enjoyed reading her humorous pieces. She will be missed.

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ChitrangadaSharan 10 months ago from New Delhi, India

Very sorry to hear this--RIP drbj!

It is a loss not only to you and your family but also to the HubPages community.

She will be missed at HP.

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janshares 10 months ago from Washington, DC

RIP veteran hubber, drbj. Your contributions to the HubPages community and to the field of psychology and education will be remembered by all the lives you touched.

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BlossomSB 10 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem and tribute.

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WillStarr 9 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Your Mama was a special friend here on Hubpages because we all thought she liked us best. We loved her very much and laughed with her. Right about now, God is smiling at her wit.

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Larry Rankin 9 months ago from Oklahoma

Well, I guess we have a comparable sadness.

I'm back and trying to get caught up. I'm sorry for being gone. My mother passed away. You're among the few followers I'm sending this message, because I have always valued your feedback whether we agree with one another or not.

I feel like I owe you an explanation for why I haven't been supporting our writing community lately. You will see this message on other people's comments, but I assure you it isn't being sent out blindly. It is only going to those who in my experience have been give and take supportive in our little community as to warrant an explanation.

Sherry 8 months ago

Sorry for your loss Larry I know what you are going through. My Mom really enjoyed communicating with you on HubPages. All the best to you during this difficult weekend.

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AudreyHowitt 7 months ago from California

I am so very sorry for your loss--but so heartened to read this piece here today!

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