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"My Sweetest Friend" ~ A Poem

Updated on January 30, 2017
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Theresa loves to write under the topic of Spreading HubLove because she believes in showcasing the talent of other writers here on HP.

I know, you, my sweetest friend, will understand every word and line written here.

The Dawn

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A Beautiful Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal."


A haunting piece by Johnny that, you, my sweetest friend, call his masterpiece!

In the Month of May, Everyone Seems to Go Away


My sweetest friend,


Today, I send you those beautiful scents


You know the ones of which I speak . . .

A Rose

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Rose Wallpapers Backgrounds | Source


My sweetest friend


The first, the sweet scent of a rose


To comfort you with that fragrance to mend



My sweetest friend,


The second, remembering


The one so simple and good


Just breathe it in, that signature Jean Nate


Source


My sweetest friend,


The third, pine, that traditional scent


Oh, surely, must be heaven sent



My sweetest friend,


The fourth, lavender, to think of her


Reminding of days of comfort and peace, so relaxing



Lavender

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My sweetest friend,


Finally, it’s Springtime, go out to that branch


You know, that delicate one, the lilac



Lily of the Valley Frame ~ You Understand, My Sweetest Friend

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Beautiful Quotes by Rabindranath Tagore


Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come."


Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”


My sweetest friend,


I know you still feel arms of love around you


Holding you up and supporting you with pearls of wisdom


My sweetest friend


Go on and take that walk in your mind … to St Patrick’s and the pharmacy at Sandy Hill


Then maybe read that Bible story about “the naked man!”


While sitting in that small chair by the fireside


My sweetest friend,


From that box of musical treasures, listen to the lyrics you now hear


Go ahead and cry, cry . . . cry like a baby dear.


One of Your Angel's Favorite by Johnny

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My sweetest friend,


Pull out those journals where words of love are written


As well as that special box of treasures, and read that one poem


My sweetest friend,


Loving memories of three angels, all who went in the month of May


Now, so many angels in heaven to see again one day!


Wonderful Willow

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Another Favorite from One of Your Angel's Collection

A Quote, as a Reminder to Me, by Roseann Alexander-Isham


Lord …give me the gift of faith to be renewed and share with others each day. Teach me to live this moment only, looking neither to the past with regret, nor the future with apprehension. Let love be my aim and my life a prayer.”


The Dawn

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Moments before Sunrise CC-BY-SA.3.0 by Pocketthis | Source


If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalm 139: 9-10


Now, my sweetest friend, rise early and watch the sun come up and you will see rays of the rising sun shooting across the heavens with the speed of light to reach the farthest bounds on the horizon, and even there, my sweetest friend, you will find Him, for He has gone before you, has preceded you, and you will find Him there as much as here.


I pray, my sweetest friend, the sounds of this music, some of which, "hillbilly music", bring you more solace than anything else.


I Know This One means a lot to You, My Sweetest Friend

What Have You Become . . . "My Sweetest Friend"


I am in agreement with another, in that, you, my sweetest friend, are unselfish, compassionate, always dropping anything to make sure needs are taken care of . . . your generosity and compassion extend to anyone in need . . . and your merely 'listening' is a comfort to so many who need that 'someone' to listen.


That is what I love about you . . . my sweetest friend.

The Dawn

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“We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.” Saul Alinksy


I Know You Love This One too, My Sweetest Friend

© 2013 Faith Reaper

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith I cannot begin to put into words the beauty of this hub NOT to mention the awesome photographs that take my breath away. I don't have time to check out the videos, as I am leaving the house, but I will return.

      You add so much inspiration to Hub Pages...and I thank God for you and the wonderful people I have met on this writing community.

      Your kindness, genuine sincerity and heart can be felt by this hubber, always. Voted up, beautiful and awesome! God bless, Sparklea :)

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Faith: This is a beautiful tribute to your friend and beautiful condolences. Your writing is awesome, just wonderful and the photos are beautiful along with the songs. This is finely tuned artistry, Faith. I agree with Sparklea, you are such an inspiration to all of us here on HP. Thanks for sharing your lovely feelings and self with us.

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      LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wonderful, and very touching, dear Faith! The songs are so suitable, just moves with your words. Beautiful!! Voting up and awesome.....

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      I agree with everyone, very touching and beautiful

      Laurie

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Touching .. with fragmented beauty.. Faith .. you take your sweetest friend and make them exist from moment to moment because of your words... wonderfully and faithfully done... aahh you see how I worked in faith? LOL bless you child..:)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you all so very much, my precious friends,

      Sparklea,

      suzzette,

      LaThing,

      Rayne,

      and

      Frank . . . yes Frank, you sure did :),

      "My Sweetest Friend" will know of the significance of each word, line, image and video here, as will "My Sweet Friend's" closest friends, and those who read "My Sweetest Friend's" hubs.

      God bless you all.

      In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow...this may be the most beautiful thing you have written. There is no point in me repeating what others have said. Faith, this is a touch of beauty that all should read.

      blessings,

      bill

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Faith - it is so dear and genuine, it brings tears to my eyes. One's sweetest friend is an icon for all of our own sweetest friends, and in this case - she is one of all of our own sweetest friends. You've written a most beautiful tribute to her. Hugs, you sweet friend!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      What a beautiful and wonderful job you have done! I will be back to reread and go through more of the video to thoroughly enjoy. ^

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Bill, thanks so much, dear heart! Your words mean so much to me, especially concerning this particular piece.

      In Johnny's haunting "masterpiece" he speaks of "My sweetest friend" and everyone going away in the end. Such a stunningly haunting video to watch all the way through to its end.

      I included it since "My Sweetest Friend" thinks it is his "masterpiece".

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Nellieanna,

      Yes, "My Sweetest Friend" is truly one of all our sweetest friends. I am glad you recognized that fact. You're the best!

      I am so happy you think of this write as beautiful, which has brought tears. Your words mean so much.

      Much love and hugs, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Faith .. this hub is very inspiring and i did need it ..

      I want to thank you..... for you are a beacon of light in the dark night .. meant to show the way... for those who have lost their path .

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, dearest Jackie,

      Yes, please do come back to listen to the videos, as they are very sentimental to "My Sweetest Friend" and I appreciate you, another one of my sweetest friends.

      Dearest Micheal,

      What lovely comments you have shared here this day. Thank you so much for blessing me this day, and I am glad you have taken something away from this piece. I appreciate you sharing that with me, precious heart.

      God bless you both.

      In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Strain 3 years ago from The Shire

      Faith, it was very thoughtful of you to hold up your friend in this way. I'm sure that your friend will be comforted by your words, as the rest of us are inspired. It's a very touching poem.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, beautiful and inspiring, friend are precious we should treasure them, with this hub you reminded us how important it is to say I love you to our friends.

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      These quotes and scripture passages are inspirational. The photos are absolutely stunning. you have a way with words and can express yourself through the use of imagery. This is a beautiful tribute to one's tribute friend. voted up+++ God Bless you my friend. xoxo

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      You have such a tender heart and it certainly shows in this writing to your sweetest friend.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments here. I appreciate and love you all my precious friends,

      molly

      Jo (tobusiness)

      lovedoctor

      wetnosedogs

      Words can never express how much your kind comments here mean to me.

      God bless you all. Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Joseph De Cross 3 years ago

      That sweetest friend that takes us right on the path of love with no end. Life ends at the road where we finally meet again with all of our sweetest loved ones, that ultimately were the sweetest companions that God gave us. You did a great job in here Faith. Congrats!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks so much Joseph (LDC). I appreciate the lovely comment and I know you share the same thoughts towards "My Sweetest Friend" here, as many do on HP. A friend loves at all times, especially when one knows a friend needs that extra amount of love during life's toughest times.

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh my gosh, Faith...

      We have been on the road since 3AM to celebrate the life of a beautiful lady named Dawn.

      Just back and wanted to settle down, check out my e-mails and was thrilled " my sweetest friend" Faith had published. Of the many hubs I want to read...I am in tears of joy and appreciation that this was the first.

      And now, I am listening to Johnny Cash and thanking you from the bottom of my heart. This is a keeper, just like you, dear woman. I will definitely be back read many more times.

      Love you, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi "My Sweetest Friend" . . .

      God bless you dear precious heart! I am so glad you liked it. You and your precious family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

      Just wanted you to know how much you are loved and appreciated by me, and I know without a doubt, all with whom you come into contact!

      Peace, blessings, hugs and much love always, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Watched the videos. Wow the Johnny Cash one is sooo sad. I never saw him that old either. Heartbreaking.

      ^

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, Jackie, one can really feel his pain in that video, so very haunting.

      God bless you sweet friend, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Wanted to wish you a beautiful night, say good night and thank you again, dear Faith... as I listen to Iris and Emmy Lou.

      Love you, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Good night sweetest friend, and I pray you have a lovely night of sweet peace and rest. I now love that song too, and it surely covers a lot in that song!

      Love you too, Faith Reaper

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful words, Faith. It takes a sweet soul to write something like that about another.

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      Rosemary Amrhein 3 years ago from Boston, MA

      So well and beautifully written, I feel soothed. Thank you

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello shanmarie,

      Such a lovely visit from you here this night! Thank you so much for the kind comments, and it is easy to write when the subject is one of "My Sweetest Friends" no doubt!

      Have a lovely evening precious heart.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi blondey,

      So great to see you stopping by to read! Thank you so much for the lovely comment, and I am so glad it made you feel soothed.

      God bless you lovely daughter of the King. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Faith Reaper. You certainly put your heart into this piece of writing. It has an elegant flow to it and is heartfelt and poignant.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      This has a touch of everything. It runs the gambit of feelings. If you saw me in action, you would have seen a soldier of the Lord. I know I am in a bad situation now, but was my life blessed. thank you

      And thank you for helping me

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 3 years ago from KOLKATA

      So nice and a touching poem! Thank you for sharing.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      I am crying so hard that I can barely see the screen. I am not sure if this was written for me but I feel the love and the beauty and the honesty of this, Faith.

      I came here to look for a quote from your hubs to put on a new hub I am pswriting to help me deal with this sadness mainly for my precious sister but for each of us who experiences such pain. Love love and love

      Angels are on the way my sister in Christ ps

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      My Sweetest friend is a brilliantly thought of poem with great meaning, with such a heartfelt description, thanks for sharing this lovely poem

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello mckbirdbks,

      So glad for your visit here this day! I appreciate the lovely and kind comments.

      When it comes to a friend, it is always easy to put one's heart into anything.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Mh,

      Thank you for sharing here from your heart. I can just see you action . . . that warrior for the Lord. I know you will hear those words one day, "My good and faithful servant." I am so sorry you have to endure so much pain and suffering through each day dearest one. I will keep you in my prayers. From what I have read of your beautiful love poems, your life has truly been a blessed life, knowing of true love, and everyone does not experience such in this life.

      You're welcome dear, anytime.

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      What a loving tribute. So beautiful and touching. I like the addition of the music as well. Voted beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello ARAN KANTI,

      So nice to meet you, and I appreciate your kind comments here.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, God bless you dearest PS,

      My heart just breaks for your great loss of your nephew and his sudden death, which is so very hard ( I cannot even imagine), and with him being so young.

      Dearest PS, this was written before I knew of your great loss, but if it has touched your heart, then the Lord meant it for any of "My Sweetest Friends" or anyone who reads; however, please know, you are one of my sweetest friends, no doubt!

      These particular words, songs, images were chosen and have a specific significance for another particular sweet friend, who also just suffered a great loss recently, and in the past during the month of May. I placed a link at the end of the hub.

      I am touched that you would think of my hubs to find scripture to comfort your precious sister during this time of loss. I am praying for her as well.

      Thank you for sharing your heart here, and always feel free to let it all out here, and as I have written here, just cry, cry, cry like a baby dear.

      The Angels have already been sent and are encamped all around your family during this difficult time sweetie. Please know that you are loved.

      God bless you. (((HUGS))

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      DDE, always great when you visit. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, and I am humbled.

      Theater girl . . . so nice to meet you! I appreciate your visit, kind words and the vote up!

      Hugs and love to you both this day, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      OHHHH my sweetest sweetest lovely angel friend.. how beautiful... I am so sorry I did not read this earlier.. I got sick yesterday.. had to stop what I was doing.. but this morning reading this beautiful.. hub.. Now I want to write about my sweetest sweetest angel friend that you are.. God bless you.. I love the angel song the best.. ..kisses and hugs to my sweetest sweetest angel friend

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hey, one of my other sweetest of sweetest friends, Debbie!!!

      Oh, precious heart, I am so sorry you were sick last evening, and I pray you are feeling much better this day.

      Thank you for being the loving person you are and leaving such lovely comments here.

      No need to write anything about me though, sweetie.

      You just rest and take care of yourself this day.

      I am trying to get up enough courage to publish a parody hub I have ready to publish, but some eyeballs may pop out . . . LOL Time for some fun.

      Hugs and much love to you, Faith Reaper

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Faith, this was a stunning piece. Beautiful poetry, photos and videos. It is so thoughtful for you to make this for your "sweetest friend". It seems like one of the best things to do when a friend has had tragedies befall them is to comfort them, and it seems to have worked very well. You are an incredibly sweet woman.

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Faith, this is so touching and totally awesome.

      Our sweetest friend, marcoujor, is indeed "... unselfish, compassionate, always dropping anything to make sure needs are taken care of . . . Her generosity and compassion extend to anyone in need . . . and her merely 'listening' is a comfort to so many who need that 'someone' to listen."

      This is such a beautiful way to reach out to Maria while she and her beloveds are now once in May overwhelmed with sorrow.

      Hugs to you both :)

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Beautiful, simply beautiful, Faith..

      there is little to add to this amazing list of comments - i'm a tad breathless from having to scroll all the way down here! lol..

      Thank you, Seet Friend!

      hope you make it over to my blog one day soon - it's not the same without ya...

      voting and sharing..

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Dear Sister. You are precious indeed. The love of the Lord flows freely in you dear faith like the fresh living waters of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord Glory to God for sisters as you.

      Your pictures are stunning. I could literally smell the lavender. Your sweetest friend will truly be touched as are so many others by your poem, faith reaper. Keep the light shining girl. You will. Phil 4:13

      Love you sister. Skye

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Kathyrn,

      Always lovely when you stop by for a visit and leave such lovely comments here!

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Martie,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Yes, our "sweetest friend" is all that, and we want to love on her just as much as she always loves on all of us!!!

      Yes, May is a very difficult month for our "sweetest friend" to say the least. It is always good to let friends know we are thinking of them during difficult times, just as she does.

      I know our "sweetest friend" loves you so very much just as a sister or as she loves to say, "sista"!

      Hugs to my most lovely South African friend, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my lovely friend, Leslie (ImKarn), thank you for such beautiful words here! You're the best.

      I remember you asking a question about blogging, and so you are right, I do need to get over there and check you out girl! I know you are just magnificent as you are here, and most likely even more so!

      Thank you for saying that . . . you are too kind to me.

      I appreciate the vote up and share.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi my beautiful sister, Skye,

      I love to see you popping in, as it is like love from the sky dropping in from Heaven above!

      Thank you for always shining your light for His glory. And thanks for the scripture.

      Love you too, beautiful daughter of the King, Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Well I am not sure what else I can add to what others have already said--just beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much dearest Audrey.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      I must apologize for being a stranger as of late on your sacred hubpage and I always love the pleasure of your company on mine but lately I've had mental and physical health issues and took a break from the Hub and this past Monday I spent most of the day in a local ER with heart problems. I managed to get out at night and have been resting at home this week with more x-rays and examinations ahead.

      And yes who wouldn't want a sweeter friend than you because it's the lady who wrote these beautiful words who is a sweetheart herself.

      Hurt, that wonderful song by Johnny Cash who is a big big big favorite of mine (love his gospel music), was written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

      I love the work did with producer Rick Rubin in the last 15 years of his life.

      I just wrote a new piece on my deck with my cats on a nice evening outside called The ageless wonder of love and I would like to dedicate it to you my friend.

      Sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 8:13pm from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dearest Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel,

      No apologies necessary precious heart. I am so sorry I did not know of your mental and physical health issues, for I surely would have been praying, and I will start now and each and every day from here on out!

      Thank you for your most kind words to me.

      I have always loved Johnny Cash, and I remember listening to him my whole life, as my dad loved him too. It is amazing how the very young generation now, really love him too. My son told me that Nine Inch Nails had written this song. Yes, his gospel music is amazing. Johnny was amazing right up until the end no doubt!

      Oh, me, I am so humbled that you have dedicated a hub you have just now written to me? Wow, as I had just commented on another of your hubs, and now you have done this . . . you have touched my heart this evening precious heart, and I cannot wait to go right now and read it!

      What a lovely title indeed and for me! I am so thrilled . . . and don't know what to say, but thank you.

      Sending hugs and love to you, Tiffy and Gabriel from southern USA at 7:21 p.m., Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I guess I need to wait for it to appear on the Hub!!! LOL

      Love, Faith Reaper

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      lol, it's on now, I just went away for a lovely walk of solitude on my quiet beach with the new moon up above and Little Miss Tiffy with me down by the lake

      love and hug from your 3 Canadians

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      I know precious heart, Colin, as I read it and commented on it, in between these comments. It is most beautiful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love is truly an ageless wonder, especially when shared between friends.

      You are blessed to have such a lovely and quiet beach on which to walk in solitude. May peace, His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding rain down upon you and comfort you dearest friend.

      Give Miss Tiffy and Gabriel hugs from me too.

      Much love, hugs and prayers going your way this night and each day.

      Peace and blessings always, Faith Reaper

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      LailaK 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Beautiful and deep! Reminded me of my best friend :)

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem, your poem touched my heart. Great write.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello LailaK,

      Thank you for your visit here this day and for leaving a lovely comment. It made me smile that you were reminded of your best friend.

      Hi Vellur,

      Always lovely to see you stopping by to read. I appreciate your kind words and I am glad my poem touched your heart.

      God bless you both.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful words,images and video clip.

      Voted up for sure and here's wishing you a wonderfulday..

      Eddy.

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Just stopping in to enjoy and see how very beautiful and thoughtful you are to so many in our community...I am on my way to read Debbie's latest...I hear she wrote a tribute to a real life angel!

      Love you much, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Eddy, my lovely friend from Wales!

      So glad for your visit here this day and any day. Thank you so much for your kind comments and vote up. I appreciate you.

      Hope your day is lovely as you are.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Good Morning, "My Sweetest Friend",

      I hope you do really enjoy precious heart.

      Debbie is the one who is an angel on this Earth no doubt, and she is always too good to me!

      I praise Him for both of you.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      What a wonderful Hub. Wow. There is nothing better than a true friend! Great work, Faith.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi wayne,

      So glad for your visit here this evening. Thanks so much for the lovely comments. You're right, there is nothing better than a true friend!

      Have a lovely night in Florida, and hope there is a nice breeze blowing, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      What can I say? I am in awe dear friend. Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Thanks you for this wonderful emotional journey. Loved the pics and videos. My top favorites by Johnny - Hurt and Will the Circle be Unbroken. God bless and hugs to you. Passing this on.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Gypsy,

      It is always so great when you stop by to read! Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful comments here. Yes, Johnny is the best of the best!

      I am glad you enjoyed this one dedicated to "My Sweetest Friend" who I know is one of your friends too.

      I appreciate the share.

      God bless. Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      Faith,

      according to Hindu belief, Sun has two wives: dawn (call Usha in Sanskrit) and dusk (Sandhya in Sanskrit).

      I don't know what to appreciate in this hub, the prose or poetry. Actually, both are beautiful.

      Have a blessed day.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Vinaya,

      How very interesting as to Hindu belief!

      Thank you so much for always leaving such lovely comments.

      You're the best!

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      theidenticaltwo 3 years ago

      Hi, The poem was simply amazing! The pics went right along with your words! Loved it.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello theidenticaltwo,

      So nice to meet you and welcome to HubPages! I appreciate your visit and the kind words.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Faith Reaper... absolutely stunning writing here accompanied by such special pictures and music. Tears fell in Canada this morning reading this...God Bless you my friend. What a gift you have...

      Hugs and Love from Canada

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Faith,

      I came by to enjoy again...only to find two beautiful musical additions, Iris and Kitty...with tears of love, I thank you, dearest friend.

      Love you and hope you are having a beautiful Sunday, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Rolly,

      Always a joy when you stop by to read! Thank you so much for such lovely comments.

      Hope you have a lovely day in Canada.

      Hugs and love from southern USA, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi "My Sweet Friend" Maria,

      I hope you are being gentle with yourself, as you always insightfully tell me, lovingly as you do. I am glad you noticed the videos of Iris and Kitty. They were there all along. And I am glad you enjoyed them too.

      We just now arrived back home taking the girls back to their daddy. So, it has been a joyful weekend and one with never a dull moment! LOL

      I hope you enjoyed your lovely Sunday and just relaxed, which is what Sundays are for . . . to just enjoy being.

      Love you too, Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      You friend sure sound very sweet lol. Nice poem and lovely pics.

      Have a bless night sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite and if they do BITE them back harder rotflol.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo (LadyFiddler),

      It is so great to see you visiting here precious heart! Yes, my sweetest friend, is that and a whole lot more to say the least!

      Thank you for your lovely words.

      I pray your night is lovely without any bed bugs too. LOL funny lady :)

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Stolas 3 years ago from Midwest

      Loved the poem, found it very romantic and moving. All the videos and graphics felt a little cluttered to me, but I'm sure that they were perfect for who it was intended.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Stolas,

      So glad for your visit here this day! I am glad you loved the poem. Yes, all the videos and graphics were significant to "My Sweetest Friend" and that is why they are all in this hub :)

      Peace and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Your sweetest friend, Faith, is also the most fortunate to have you as her friend. This is a beautiful, creative paean to friendship and your photos and videos are perfection. Blessings to you.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi drbj,

      So great to have you back here! I hope you enjoyed your time away, and please know how much you were missed by all!

      Thank you for your kind comments here.

      Each word, image and video placed in this hub is geared towards my sweetest friend, who will understand each.

      Yes, I am blessed to call her "My Sweetest Friend"!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      I believe that when our poetry comes from that deep place inside us the result is an honest reflection that rings with truth, love and beauty. Your hub rings with truth, love and beauty. Thank You. Voted Up and Beautiful!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kim (ocfireflies),

      So nice of you to visit here with "My Sweetest Friend" this day!

      Oh, wow, what lovely comments you have left here. Thank you so very much.

      I appreciate the vote up too.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Voted it up, of course! : ) Beautiful pics and thoughts behind the hub.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi dreamseeker2,

      Thank you for your visit here this day and I really appreciate the vote up and kind comments.

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Just stopping by again to thank you, dear Faith and wish you a wonderful weekend.

      Love you, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, you are most welcome precious heart!

      Have a lovely weekend too.

      Love you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful words and pictures. A great tribute to your friend. Voted up. Came back for another read.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vellur,

      Always such a blessing when you stop by to read! Thank you so much for the lovely comments. Yes, my sweetest friend, is just that no doubt!!!

      I appreciate the vote up and second read. However many times it takes is fine with me!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      You always write such beautiful tributes!

      I Just love this, "Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Crafty,

      So glad you found this one! This one is a special one to a very special friend here on HubPages. She is truly beautiful inside and out. Her heart is full of love for others.

      I do love that quote too.

      Thank you for reading and leaving such kind comments.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Beautifully written Faith. The imagery and visuals are amazing. God Bless.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

      So nice to see you here stopping by to read! Thank you so much for your lovely comments as always.

      I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

      God bless you too sweetie,

      Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Hi Faith, Hope everything is well with you. I'm going to start writing again soon. I'm going to contribute for Billybuc's writing challenge. I'm really looking forward to it. I like the travel & tourism niche.Wishing you & yours a very Happy Thanksgiving Day as well. Hugs:)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Marlene, that would be so awesome! I am so happy. I look forward to reading your travel and tourism hubs!

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Rosemary Amrhein 3 years ago from Boston, MA

      Hi Faith :) I love Johnnny Cash..........hugs

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sweetie,

      Thank you for reading. I love Johnny too!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Thanks Faith. I wish you a very Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving Day. I've never forgotten you while I was gone. I always come back to read your work. Take good care, hugs & love

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much Marlene. You're the best!

      I will be off-line until after the holidays, pretty much. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Awww. thanks Faith. Likewise. Great! Enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays. God Bless You:)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Well, my goodness, dear Marlene, I guess I was offline after the holidays as stated in my previous comment to you and missed this one from so many months ago!

      I will now take this time to say how much you are missed again here on HP.

      I pray you are well. Peace and love always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Theater girl, thank you for reading and leaving such a generous comment way up there. I truly appreciate the beautiful vote too. I was scrolling through these comments and did not see a comment back to you ...I apologize, and wanted to make sure to let you know how much I appreciate that you had stopped by to read and so glad it touched you and you enjoyed the music.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Sweetist Faith, you not only touched my heart you touched my soul, I can't stop crying.

      This is just beautiful, I thought I had heard all of Johnny Cash's songs, but this is the first time I heard "Hurt" and Kitty Wells, I didn't know anyone else listened to her any more, and your words so beautiful. I know I will be back to read this again and again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      P.S. Sweetest Faith, it is hard to spell with tears in my eyes.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was lovingly beautiful Faith. :-)

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dear Shyron, you have such a tender heart. When I reread this piece, the tears flow freely too, not because of any words here or videos, but because I am reminded of my "Sweetest Friend" and the great loss endured during the month of May. This year, sadly, "My Sweetest Friend" experienced another great loss of her precious "Baby" ... now I am crying too : ( ... Kitty Wells is included here because one of the angels "My Sweetest Friend" lost so loved Kitty Wells, as well as Johnny Cash and others included here. "Hurt" is so sad as it truly has double meaning, of course, but just watching it is bittersweet of knowing how much great loss he had experienced, yet having experienced great love in his life too. Being my "Sweetest Friend" thinks of " Hurt" as his masterpiece, I included it here. Many others here on HP also cherish "My Sweetest Friend" for they have also been blessed to know her and cannot help but to love her, as she knows how to truly love deeply each day even when she is hurting. I understand about the tears and trying to type. I am at lunch and wanted to comment via my phone... so one long paragraph ... Dear Shyron, please return as often as you like to read and listen. (((Hugs))) to you, another sweetest friend ...

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much for reading and I am so glad you found this to be lovingly beautiful, dear Kevin. You are so kind. Blessings always

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      This was beautiful, the poems, the pictures and the lyrics. It was a very comforting hub to read. Great job!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello lisavanvorst,

      So nice to meet you. Thank you so much for stopping by to read here this day! Oh, I am so glad this was comforting, as that really was my intent.

      Have a lovely weekend ahead!

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Faith,

      For some reason my Baby was heavy on my mind, in my dreams this morning and it took awhile to shake my feelings of missing her so...

      this beautiful gathering place brings me much comfort with such wonderful friends, music and memories...thank you, my sweet and darling friend.

      Love you very much and hoping you have a peaceful weekend, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dear Maria, "My Sweetest Friend" ...

      Thank you for sharing about your dreams of "Baby" this morning. When I woke up this morning, for some reason I had to go straight to my laptop and place this hub on my feature, and then I had to go and run out the door to work in the city.

      You are so precious to me and so many others. I know you miss her so much and I am so sorry you have had to endure another loss in the month of May, sweetie. When I heard of your loss, I wanted to add something to this hub, but something told me not to do so at that time.

      So, maybe it was this particular day I was meant to wait and mention something in a comment about your Baby. I do hope this is comforting in some way.

      Love you too and I am sending a virtual gentle hug to you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Dear Sweet Theresa

      This is so beautifully shared...I know the recipient could feel your love as you reached out in care and concern. And what a lovely person she must be.

      Thank you for taking the time to so thoughtfully compose such a moving piece

      Many Angels are bringing love and joy and hugs to you this evening and wishes for a most blessed New Year ps

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Happy New Year Dear Patricia,

      She is a lovely person, just as you are sweet friend!

      You are surrounded by many Angels as always. My prayers and thoughts are with you are your precious family.

      Peace, blessings and hugs in this New Year and always,

      Theresa

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      So very happy to come and read this one featured. So beautiful like the author who wrote it! You are such a great friend to all those who need to be reminded they are not alone in this world. You are definitely an Angel who helps to remind us to hold onto our *Faith* and you are the embodiment of *pure love*. Shared, tweet and Up to the angels who rejoice for who you are! (((((((((( Faith Reaper )))))))))

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo!

      Aw, you have such a precious heart. I have been off the computer for several days as my grands have been up visiting. So lovely to log on and read such beautiful comments here left by a beautiful YOU!

      You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so thrilled you have stopped by to read this one here.

      Happy New Year and many blessings, love and (((Hugs)) to you always

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear, Sweet Faith-I am teared up after reading this precious tribute to your friend that understand's every word, photo, quote and video here. You are a special person with the ability to touch people with your articles here. God Blessings :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Linda (Minnetonka Twin),

      Thank you for sharing that this one moved you so. Yes, "My Sweetest Friend" knows the significance of each word, song, image, line, etc. here.

      You are so kind and most generous in your commenting.

      God bless you too and (((Hugs)))

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      who is your sweetest friend? she must be lucky

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi peachpurple,

      My sweetest friend is indicated there at the very end of my hub in links to her profile and another hub she had written of her precious fur baby, "Aunt Baby" who passed on in May too. She is truly a sweet friend and to many too here in HP Town. We all love her so much, for she loves with all of her heart. So all of us are blessed beyond measure.

      I updated this recently to indicate about her losing her yellow lab, Aunt Baby, just by adding a link to her hub about losing Aunt Baby.

      I just did this as a tribute for she has experienced so much loss, especially in the month of May.

      Blessings

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      Glenn Stok 7 weeks ago from Long Island, NY

      Very nice poem with lots of meaning. I also like how you creatively related it to the various photos and videos.

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      Faith Reaper 7 weeks ago from southern USA

      Hi Glenn, it's ironic you commented on this particular hub because it is the hub that had the editbot "fix" one comment with the wrong word.

      Thank you for reading, though. I'm glad you thought this nice with lots of meaning. Yes, this one was written for a dear friend here on HubPages. She lost so many loved ones in the month of May. All the images and music were chosen specifically for her and she understands the reference to them all.

      Peace and blessings

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      Glenn Stok 7 weeks ago from Long Island, NY

      Well, I see you already figured out that you directed me to this hub from your Q&A about the Editbot.

      (No need to keep this reply since it doesn't relate to the subject of the hub.)

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      Faith Reaper 7 weeks ago from southern USA

      Yes, I did, Glenn. Wow, you've gone out of your way to help, and I always appreciate you!

      Thank you, again.

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