Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty.
-Sylvama Rossetti

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I'll lend you for a little time...

A Child Loaned 

"I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine." God said. For you to love all the while he lives, and mourn for when he's gone. It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or three. But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me? He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief, you'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief. 

I cannot promise he will stay, since all from Earth return, but there are lessons taught down there I want the child to learn. I've looked this wide world over and in my search for teacher's true, I have selected for his mother- YOU. Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labour vain? Nor hate me when I come to call and take him back again? 

I fancied that I heard her say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done, for all the joy this child shall bring, the risk of grief I'll take. I'll shelter him with tenderness, I'll love him while I may, and for the happiness I've known, forever grateful stay. But should the angels call for him much sooner than I planned, I'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."


Semper Fidelis...... Always Faithful

In grateful memory of 
Lance Cpl. Dominic John Ciaramitaro, 
who died on April 23, 2011, 
while in the service of our country.

All Give Some, Some Give All....

Lance Cpl. Dominic Ciaramitaro 
(in video at 1min 35 seconds)

Please know when you smile..

I'm right there next to you smiling too...

What I want most of all is....

For you to always smile when you think of me...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Rainbow Connection -The Muppet Movie

Where beautiful rainbows begin, I know you're thinking of me.

So happy you were in my life!

In my heart and in my mind I will never be lonely because
 I know you're always watching over me.

I will see you again xox

It's true what they say, when a child is born,
a mother's heart is no longer her own,
It runs and skips and giggles and grins, 
And crawls in her lap, for a kiss on the chin,
But where goes her heart, when that child is gone,
Is it true what they say, that life goes on. 

A thousand moments & the clock still ticks,
The years, the months burn slowly as a candles wick,
Does the passage of time mean it should make sense,
Can loss be measured in time increments?
As I yearn for the day when I'll again see my son, 
Is it true what they say, that life goes on.

I still breathe in and out and arise every day,
And work, and struggle, and yes, even play,
Things will get better, I've been told many times,
But "different" is the status for those left behind, 
Time can't heal all wounds nor break all bonds, 
Can it be true what they say, that life goes on.

In the air and wind, I feel your strong embrace,
And your kisses from butterflies that land on my face,
I see your smile in the beams of the sun, 
The twinkle of your eyes now shines in Heaven,
And I hear your laugh in the lyrics of song,
I find peace in my heart knowing, 
that life goes on and I will see you again.

By: C. McDonald