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Longing to talk with you, laugh with you, hug you, kiss you once more ~ My Fur Baby is Gone ~ Chomper Marie ~ Mama misses you so very much.

Our Beloved Fur Cousin is Gone ~ Leo Stewart ~ Suddenly & Unexpectedly ~ 8.28.2022

Queen Elizabeth II ~ Beloved Monarch

❤ "… the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves." – Eda J. LeShan 8.3.2022

❤ "Where there is God, there's no need." 7.31.2022

❤ Family is anyone who loves you unconditionally. 3.24.2022

Blessed Father Doyle, Kindest Mommy, Gentle Bub, Loving Arty, Adored Grandma Dete, Beloved Aunt Nor Nor, Devoted Mom, Treasured Dad, Dearest Nan, Cherished Pop and Loyal Friend, Joe

Kevin M. Preiss ~ Beloved Find A Grave Fallen Graver

Saint Padre Pio ~ Pray, Hope and Don't Worry

"Sometimes saying I'm sorry is a good way to melt anger and find the love underneath it." Daily Reading 7.26.2022

Gaelic: "An grásta ar Dhia a bheith in éineacht leat". English Translation: The grace of God be with you.

"Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset swiftly fly the years. One season following another laden with happiness and tears." 4.20.2022

Gardens of Varanasi ~ Song by Jeff Oster

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage - and indeed perhaps more. By Pearl S. Buck

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Please leave them Flowers ~ Thank You

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18

Noah James Locke ~ Abused Baby

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz ~ Gang Murder Victim

Precious Gizzell Ford ~ 8 ~ Domestic Abuse

Precious Sabrina Lynn Stauffenberg ~ 8

Jackson Wyatt Grubb ~ 9 ~ Stop Bullying

Randy L. Budd ~ A Tragedy

Manuel "Manny" Aguilar ~ Precious Boy

Hugh Riley Rone ~ 19 ~ Gone Too Soon

Emilie Grace Olsen ~ 13 ~ Stop Bullying

Lieut Darrell Keith Stoyke - WWII

Precious Baby ~ Nicholas "Nicky" Lee Long

Precious Baby ~ Andrea Lee Harris

Precious Baby ~ Chance Walsh

Precious Baby ~ Izabellah Marie Montano

H.S. Quarterback ~ Evan Thomas Murray

Sergeant Sara Eileen Tresselt

Dr. Christopher McKee Kirkpatrick

Davida L. Grant ~ Domestic Violence Victim

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This poem below by poet Langston Hughes has been my favorite poem since I was a teenager growing up in the Bronx.

I first saw/read it while attending John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx in a classroom on the wall over the teachers desk. Not sure if it was an English class. But, I read it every day while attending that class.

It always resonated with me. I would sit and read it while the teacher prepared to begin her lesson.

It went across almost the entire wall on top, near the ceiling over her desk, above her head where she sat.

Today's Gift ~ February 27, 2022

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow."

By: Langston Hughes

Watching birds spread their wings and soar can remind us of the best in ourselves. In joyful moments we all feel our own desire to fly, to reach toward what we dream of doing.

Our dreams give us a direction to fly. Birds fly toward the light for joy, toward green leaves for shelter, to water and berries for food. In the same way, our dreams direct us to the course of our own joy, shelter, and nourishment.

Sometimes as we fly, we bump into disappointments. They may temporarily stun us or slow us down. But just like birds that are occasionally wounded, we can heal ourselves and fly again. We can choose to not let the hardships of life break our spirited wings. Rather, we can keep spreading our wings, soaring in the spirit of joy.

Am I flying today, or must I heal a wound first?

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"Hurt people hurt people."
By: Terry Crews 2.20.2022 ~ Finding Your Roots

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"In a message released on the eve of the 70th anniversary of her becoming monarch, the Queen, 95, said that "when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King…".

What an eloquent way of saying when I'm dead. Long live the Queen! 2.6.2022

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"January is gone - it flew by. Time seems to fly by as we get older. In our youth, while trying to etch out a life, we don't realize how time flies. Once we are older and we accomplish the "things" we were chasing, we slow down, but time does not. If I knew when I was younger how fast time flies by, I would have taken the time to smell the roses." 2.1.2022 ~ CJP reflecting on how quickly January 2022 flew by.

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"Come, little leaves" said the wind one day; "Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For summer is past, and the days grow cold." 2022

"Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship which struggles on the survivor's mind, toward some resolution, which it may never find." 2019

"The saddest word mankind will ever know will always be "Goodbye".

"Two things in life change you and you are never the same: love and grief." 1.16.2022 FB

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"Nothing is ever perfect, but things can be just right." Jo ~ Little Women Movie ~ 12.26.2021

"They walk with us down quiet paths, and speak in wind and rain, for the magic power of memory, gives them back to us again." By: Yo from Find A Grave in 2017.

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"There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time." 11.7.2021

"A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer's wave goodbye." Author Unknown 11.6.2021

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. By: Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse ~ 11.3.2021

"He that knows patience knows peace" Chinese Proverb 10.16.2021

"He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears." Michel de Montaigne 10.16.2021

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late." ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ 10.16.2021

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." Theodor Seuss Geisel ~ 10.16.2021

It's not for us to invest our time and fix people ~ wow ~ how powerful is that? I have been a caretaker my whole life. If only I had taken care of myself the way I have taken care of the people in my life. If only…By: CJP 10.10.2021

Living by the clock. 9.14.2021

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time." ~ Winnie-the-Pooh 9.17.2021 Find A Grave

Today is a perfect day to believe in miracles. 9.10.2021

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. tbickellb 9.9.2021 ~ Thank you xoxoxo

If we were given just one wish, one that would come true, We'd wish you back beside us to spend this day with you. We will always love and miss you and will often shed a tear; Especially on your special day year after year.

9.10.2021

"I often wonder what I'd say to you if I could see you one more time.

And, I've come to the conclusion that there aren't words in our language for that moment.

I would simply hold you and cry, and I'd whisper that I love and miss you. I always have, always will.

Our hearts don't really need any words at all."

By: Joanne Cacciatore
FB 9.10.2021

9.6.2021 ~ They Are Not Long - Ernest Dowson

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate;
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses,
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

8.29.2021 ~ I miss you My Beloved Aunt Nor Nor

"Through the strongest of storms or the softest breezes, listen to the wind and think of me. I'm in the creaking of the trees, the breaking twigs and falling leaves. I'm in the fresh dew upon a thirsty tomorrow. I'm through the prism of a tear trickling down in sorrow. I'm in all God's creations, in all you hold dear, just north of the clouds, I am near." By Weathered Raindrop FB

8.26.2021 ~ "Only time holds the answers." GMP on FB

8.22.2021 ~ One of my friends in "life's crew". JGL Freind

8.22.2021 ~ "Lifelong friends don't grow on trees." JGL Friend

8.9.2021 ~ "Technology isn't life…Spend time with people, not devices." Author Unknown

July 21, 2021 ~ A sad, painful lesson learned: "Don't give so much of yourself to people who will not do the same for you." Author Unknown

7.25.2021 ~ Missing You ~ "I miss the sound of your voice, the stories you told, the ring of your laugh, and your presence that glowed. So yes, time changes nothing because I miss you as much today as I did the day that you left." CK

7.24.2021 ~ " I have come to see that there are two kinds of death: death in the flesh and death in the heart." By Sheila Weller 5.10.2010.

7.22.2021 ~ "Fate and destiny are such strange twins." Richard Mabey, Jr.

7.19.2021 ~ By Me: "Grief is the price we pay for love." ~ Queen Elizabeth II. A simple, powerful statement. It conveys so much to those who are blessed with love. I love you infinite & I will grieve you infinite all the days of my life ~ until we meet again. Forever paying for price for loving you ~ Forever."

"Nothing is forever. Some relationships simply are not destined to be eternal." 7.16.2021 ~ I thought ours would be…

"In accepting that I can't control outcomes, I have much less fear of the future." 7.16.2021

Life humbles you as you age. You realize how much time you wasted on nonsense. 7.6.2021

I will listen to the personal wisdom whispered by that still, small voice within. 6.28.2021

June 21, 2021 ~ "As long as life and memory last, I shall remember thee". Tommy LaSorda Jr. Headstone inscription.

June 17, 2021 ~ "I'll see you down the road." By: Nick Guthe.

June 18, 2021: Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. By: John Donne

Meaning: The phrase "For whom the bell tolls" refers to the church bells that are rung when a person dies. Hence, the author is suggesting that we should not be curious as to for whom the church bell is tolling for. It is for all of us.

5.31.2021 ~ Memorial Day ~ 'Gott mit uns.' … German - means 'God is with us.' ~ Belt buckle of dying WWII German Soldier: Tony Vaccaro photograph.

5.28.2021 - Time marches on...JRussell

"How we all tripped upon each other's lives." By: Richard Mabel Jr. - 5.20.2021 - "I Remembers Dad: The Winds of Change."

"Finding the joy in the change, instead of the fear in the change." Sue Aikens - May 2021 ~ Life Below Zero - Season 16.

"Isn't it pretty to think so?" The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway ~ 1926

Did you get through it all? - John Lennon

"You are just an echo in the wind." By: CES November 11, 2020.

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~ In Our Time ~

And when we grow old I will find two chairs and set them close each sun-lit day, that you and I ~ in quiet joy ~ may rock the world away.

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Time stays ~ we go...

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And if I should go before you,
Know that a part of me still remains.
You will not see me,
Yet I will be there walking beside you.

You will not touch me,
Yet I will live in your heart
And memory always.

Have faith that we will one day
Walk hand in hand in eternity.

Until then, live your life ~ for life is good ~
And know that I am with you.

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If you love somebody enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone.

If ever there comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever ~ Winnie the Pooh

I can't promise that I'll be here for the rest of your life ~ but I can promise that I'll love you for the rest of mine.

The best gift we can give to those who have left us is to live fully in their place.

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Gratitude

I will never forget your kindness.

Its gentle warmth will continue to glow,
long after these days have passed.

You have been a gift to my spirit,
and ~ evermore ~ I will hold dear
the blessings of your gracious heart.

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Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

Souls are tended, heartaches mended, time suspended ~ by the sea.

Through all of my life ~ summer, winter, spring, and fall of my life ~ All I ever will recall of my life ~ is all of my life with you.

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Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and forever dear.

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.

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For My Mother
Even when you're all grown-up,
your mother still can say
Exactly what you need to hear
to take your cares away...
Even when you're all grown-up,
your mother still can do
Some special little favor
that just means the world to you.

She still can really make your day
in one way or another...
Yes, even when you're all grown-up,
you always need your mother.

You always knew what I needed...
hope you know I'll always need you.

"I love you Mom...this card says it all!

There will never be a day when i don't need you! You mean the world to me and I love you so much!"

Happy Mother's Day ~ Guppy xoxo

From My Precious GMPK
Mother's Day May 12, 2013

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If you tell the truth, you don't need to remember anything. Mark Twain

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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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"In Our Time" and "Gratitude" By American Poet Robert Sexton

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Overcoming Life's Hardships

O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, that You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your divine compassion. Be mindful of us and have mercy on us while we struggle to comprehend life's hardships.

Keep us ever in Your watch, till we can walk again with light hearts and renewed spirits.

Author Unknown

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"The melody that the loved one played upon the piano of your life will never be played quite that way again, but we must not close the keyboard and allow the instrument to gather dust. We must seek out other artists of the spirit, new friends who gradually will help us to find the road to life again, who will walk the road with us." Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman ~
5.10.2022

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April 20, 2022 ~ 7:00 PM ~ Happy 38 GM ~ Wish we shared the day…

Life's Reflections

"I did not know at the young, tender, and naive age of 20 when I danced to this song at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx with DS, the true meaning this song would have for me 43 years later." CJP

Reflecting back through all the years, and tears of my life, these sage words have come true!

I only wish I knew then, what I know now so I could relive those 43 years differently. Sadly, that is not how life works.

July 21, 1979
Sunrise Sunset

Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don't remember growing older. When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty? When did he get to be so tall? Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?

Sunrise, sunset, Sunrise, sunset swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
blooming even as we gaze.

Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset swiftly fly the years. One season following another laden with happiness and tears.

What words of wisdom can I give them? How can I help to ease their way? Now they must learn from one another day by day.

They look so natural together. Just like two newlyweds should be. Is there a canopy in store for me?

Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze.

Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly fly the years. One season following another laden with happiness and tears.

5.23.2022 ~ To my Guppy Marie:

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you." By: A.A. Milne

Longing to talk with you, laugh with you, hug you, kiss you once more ~ My Fur Baby is Gone ~ Chomper Marie ~ Mama misses you so very much.

Our Beloved Fur Cousin is Gone ~ Leo Stewart ~ Suddenly & Unexpectedly ~ 8.28.2022

Queen Elizabeth II ~ Beloved Monarch

❤ "… the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves." – Eda J. LeShan 8.3.2022

❤ "Where there is God, there's no need." 7.31.2022

❤ Family is anyone who loves you unconditionally. 3.24.2022

Blessed Father Doyle, Kindest Mommy, Gentle Bub, Loving Arty, Adored Grandma Dete, Beloved Aunt Nor Nor, Devoted Mom, Treasured Dad, Dearest Nan, Cherished Pop and Loyal Friend, Joe

Kevin M. Preiss ~ Beloved Find A Grave Fallen Graver

Saint Padre Pio ~ Pray, Hope and Don't Worry

"Sometimes saying I'm sorry is a good way to melt anger and find the love underneath it." Daily Reading 7.26.2022

Gaelic: "An grásta ar Dhia a bheith in éineacht leat". English Translation: The grace of God be with you.

"Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset swiftly fly the years. One season following another laden with happiness and tears." 4.20.2022

Gardens of Varanasi ~ Song by Jeff Oster

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage - and indeed perhaps more. By Pearl S. Buck

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Please leave them Flowers ~ Thank You

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18

Noah James Locke ~ Abused Baby

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz ~ Gang Murder Victim

Precious Gizzell Ford ~ 8 ~ Domestic Abuse

Precious Sabrina Lynn Stauffenberg ~ 8

Jackson Wyatt Grubb ~ 9 ~ Stop Bullying

Randy L. Budd ~ A Tragedy

Manuel "Manny" Aguilar ~ Precious Boy

Hugh Riley Rone ~ 19 ~ Gone Too Soon

Emilie Grace Olsen ~ 13 ~ Stop Bullying

Lieut Darrell Keith Stoyke - WWII

Precious Baby ~ Nicholas "Nicky" Lee Long

Precious Baby ~ Andrea Lee Harris

Precious Baby ~ Chance Walsh

Precious Baby ~ Izabellah Marie Montano

H.S. Quarterback ~ Evan Thomas Murray

Sergeant Sara Eileen Tresselt

Dr. Christopher McKee Kirkpatrick

Davida L. Grant ~ Domestic Violence Victim

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This poem below by poet Langston Hughes has been my favorite poem since I was a teenager growing up in the Bronx.

I first saw/read it while attending John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx in a classroom on the wall over the teachers desk. Not sure if it was an English class. But, I read it every day while attending that class.

It always resonated with me. I would sit and read it while the teacher prepared to begin her lesson.

It went across almost the entire wall on top, near the ceiling over her desk, above her head where she sat.

Today's Gift ~ February 27, 2022

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow."

By: Langston Hughes

Watching birds spread their wings and soar can remind us of the best in ourselves. In joyful moments we all feel our own desire to fly, to reach toward what we dream of doing.

Our dreams give us a direction to fly. Birds fly toward the light for joy, toward green leaves for shelter, to water and berries for food. In the same way, our dreams direct us to the course of our own joy, shelter, and nourishment.

Sometimes as we fly, we bump into disappointments. They may temporarily stun us or slow us down. But just like birds that are occasionally wounded, we can heal ourselves and fly again. We can choose to not let the hardships of life break our spirited wings. Rather, we can keep spreading our wings, soaring in the spirit of joy.

Am I flying today, or must I heal a wound first?

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"Hurt people hurt people."
By: Terry Crews 2.20.2022 ~ Finding Your Roots

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"In a message released on the eve of the 70th anniversary of her becoming monarch, the Queen, 95, said that "when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King…".

What an eloquent way of saying when I'm dead. Long live the Queen! 2.6.2022

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"January is gone - it flew by. Time seems to fly by as we get older. In our youth, while trying to etch out a life, we don't realize how time flies. Once we are older and we accomplish the "things" we were chasing, we slow down, but time does not. If I knew when I was younger how fast time flies by, I would have taken the time to smell the roses." 2.1.2022 ~ CJP reflecting on how quickly January 2022 flew by.

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"Come, little leaves" said the wind one day; "Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For summer is past, and the days grow cold." 2022

"Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship which struggles on the survivor's mind, toward some resolution, which it may never find." 2019

"The saddest word mankind will ever know will always be "Goodbye".

"Two things in life change you and you are never the same: love and grief." 1.16.2022 FB

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

"Nothing is ever perfect, but things can be just right." Jo ~ Little Women Movie ~ 12.26.2021

"They walk with us down quiet paths, and speak in wind and rain, for the magic power of memory, gives them back to us again." By: Yo from Find A Grave in 2017.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

"There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time." 11.7.2021

"A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer's wave goodbye." Author Unknown 11.6.2021

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. By: Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse ~ 11.3.2021

"He that knows patience knows peace" Chinese Proverb 10.16.2021

"He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears." Michel de Montaigne 10.16.2021

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late." ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ 10.16.2021

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." Theodor Seuss Geisel ~ 10.16.2021

It's not for us to invest our time and fix people ~ wow ~ how powerful is that? I have been a caretaker my whole life. If only I had taken care of myself the way I have taken care of the people in my life. If only…By: CJP 10.10.2021

Living by the clock. 9.14.2021

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time." ~ Winnie-the-Pooh 9.17.2021 Find A Grave

Today is a perfect day to believe in miracles. 9.10.2021

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. tbickellb 9.9.2021 ~ Thank you xoxoxo

If we were given just one wish, one that would come true, We'd wish you back beside us to spend this day with you. We will always love and miss you and will often shed a tear; Especially on your special day year after year.

9.10.2021

"I often wonder what I'd say to you if I could see you one more time.

And, I've come to the conclusion that there aren't words in our language for that moment.

I would simply hold you and cry, and I'd whisper that I love and miss you. I always have, always will.

Our hearts don't really need any words at all."

By: Joanne Cacciatore
FB 9.10.2021

9.6.2021 ~ They Are Not Long - Ernest Dowson

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate;
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses,
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

8.29.2021 ~ I miss you My Beloved Aunt Nor Nor

"Through the strongest of storms or the softest breezes, listen to the wind and think of me. I'm in the creaking of the trees, the breaking twigs and falling leaves. I'm in the fresh dew upon a thirsty tomorrow. I'm through the prism of a tear trickling down in sorrow. I'm in all God's creations, in all you hold dear, just north of the clouds, I am near." By Weathered Raindrop FB

8.26.2021 ~ "Only time holds the answers." GMP on FB

8.22.2021 ~ One of my friends in "life's crew". JGL Freind

8.22.2021 ~ "Lifelong friends don't grow on trees." JGL Friend

8.9.2021 ~ "Technology isn't life…Spend time with people, not devices." Author Unknown

July 21, 2021 ~ A sad, painful lesson learned: "Don't give so much of yourself to people who will not do the same for you." Author Unknown

7.25.2021 ~ Missing You ~ "I miss the sound of your voice, the stories you told, the ring of your laugh, and your presence that glowed. So yes, time changes nothing because I miss you as much today as I did the day that you left." CK

7.24.2021 ~ " I have come to see that there are two kinds of death: death in the flesh and death in the heart." By Sheila Weller 5.10.2010.

7.22.2021 ~ "Fate and destiny are such strange twins." Richard Mabey, Jr.

7.19.2021 ~ By Me: "Grief is the price we pay for love." ~ Queen Elizabeth II. A simple, powerful statement. It conveys so much to those who are blessed with love. I love you infinite & I will grieve you infinite all the days of my life ~ until we meet again. Forever paying for price for loving you ~ Forever."

"Nothing is forever. Some relationships simply are not destined to be eternal." 7.16.2021 ~ I thought ours would be…

"In accepting that I can't control outcomes, I have much less fear of the future." 7.16.2021

Life humbles you as you age. You realize how much time you wasted on nonsense. 7.6.2021

I will listen to the personal wisdom whispered by that still, small voice within. 6.28.2021

June 21, 2021 ~ "As long as life and memory last, I shall remember thee". Tommy LaSorda Jr. Headstone inscription.

June 17, 2021 ~ "I'll see you down the road." By: Nick Guthe.

June 18, 2021: Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. By: John Donne

Meaning: The phrase "For whom the bell tolls" refers to the church bells that are rung when a person dies. Hence, the author is suggesting that we should not be curious as to for whom the church bell is tolling for. It is for all of us.

5.31.2021 ~ Memorial Day ~ 'Gott mit uns.' … German - means 'God is with us.' ~ Belt buckle of dying WWII German Soldier: Tony Vaccaro photograph.

5.28.2021 - Time marches on...JRussell

"How we all tripped upon each other's lives." By: Richard Mabel Jr. - 5.20.2021 - "I Remembers Dad: The Winds of Change."

"Finding the joy in the change, instead of the fear in the change." Sue Aikens - May 2021 ~ Life Below Zero - Season 16.

"Isn't it pretty to think so?" The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway ~ 1926

Did you get through it all? - John Lennon

"You are just an echo in the wind." By: CES November 11, 2020.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

~ In Our Time ~

And when we grow old I will find two chairs and set them close each sun-lit day, that you and I ~ in quiet joy ~ may rock the world away.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

Time stays ~ we go...

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

And if I should go before you,
Know that a part of me still remains.
You will not see me,
Yet I will be there walking beside you.

You will not touch me,
Yet I will live in your heart
And memory always.

Have faith that we will one day
Walk hand in hand in eternity.

Until then, live your life ~ for life is good ~
And know that I am with you.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

If you love somebody enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone.

If ever there comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever ~ Winnie the Pooh

I can't promise that I'll be here for the rest of your life ~ but I can promise that I'll love you for the rest of mine.

The best gift we can give to those who have left us is to live fully in their place.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

Gratitude

I will never forget your kindness.

Its gentle warmth will continue to glow,
long after these days have passed.

You have been a gift to my spirit,
and ~ evermore ~ I will hold dear
the blessings of your gracious heart.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

Souls are tended, heartaches mended, time suspended ~ by the sea.

Through all of my life ~ summer, winter, spring, and fall of my life ~ All I ever will recall of my life ~ is all of my life with you.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and forever dear.

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

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For My Mother
Even when you're all grown-up,
your mother still can say
Exactly what you need to hear
to take your cares away...
Even when you're all grown-up,
your mother still can do
Some special little favor
that just means the world to you.

She still can really make your day
in one way or another...
Yes, even when you're all grown-up,
you always need your mother.

You always knew what I needed...
hope you know I'll always need you.

"I love you Mom...this card says it all!

There will never be a day when i don't need you! You mean the world to me and I love you so much!"

Happy Mother's Day ~ Guppy xoxo

From My Precious GMPK
Mother's Day May 12, 2013

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If you tell the truth, you don't need to remember anything. Mark Twain

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

"In Our Time" and "Gratitude" By American Poet Robert Sexton

♥༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻ ༺✿ڰۣڿ✿༻♥

Overcoming Life's Hardships

O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, that You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your divine compassion. Be mindful of us and have mercy on us while we struggle to comprehend life's hardships.

Keep us ever in Your watch, till we can walk again with light hearts and renewed spirits.

Author Unknown

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"The melody that the loved one played upon the piano of your life will never be played quite that way again, but we must not close the keyboard and allow the instrument to gather dust. We must seek out other artists of the spirit, new friends who gradually will help us to find the road to life again, who will walk the road with us." Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman ~
5.10.2022

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April 20, 2022 ~ 7:00 PM ~ Happy 38 GM ~ Wish we shared the day…

Life's Reflections

"I did not know at the young, tender, and naive age of 20 when I danced to this song at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx with DS, the true meaning this song would have for me 43 years later." CJP

Reflecting back through all the years, and tears of my life, these sage words have come true!

I only wish I knew then, what I know now so I could relive those 43 years differently. Sadly, that is not how life works.

July 21, 1979
Sunrise Sunset

Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don't remember growing older. When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty? When did he get to be so tall? Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?

Sunrise, sunset, Sunrise, sunset swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
blooming even as we gaze.

Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset swiftly fly the years. One season following another laden with happiness and tears.

What words of wisdom can I give them? How can I help to ease their way? Now they must learn from one another day by day.

They look so natural together. Just like two newlyweds should be. Is there a canopy in store for me?

Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze.

Sunrise, sunset ~ Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly fly the years. One season following another laden with happiness and tears.

5.23.2022 ~ To my Guppy Marie:

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you." By: A.A. Milne

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