THROUGH TREMBLING HANDS AND THANKFUL HEARTS...

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Patsy McNutt Morgan
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THROUGH TREMBLING HANDS AND THANKFUL HEARTS...

Post by Patsy McNutt Morgan » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:18 am

THROUGH TREMBLING HANDS AND A THANKFUL HEARTS ..

She reached her trembling hands onto his as they sat alone ..
His eyes lit up, although most of his sight was nearly gone..

Not one word was said between them as they sat side by side ..
Only the sounds of Christmas Carols  on the old radio in the old house where they both reside..

Both silently recalled when the now run down home was a vital part of Christmas's past..
When their children were young and their laughter rang out ..the two thought  it would always last ..

The children are gone and celebrate with their own families far away..
Too old to travel , they only have each other on this Christmas Day ...

The cherished memories live on 
in their broken hearts as they looked 
through the tears they shed..
Her trembling hand gripped his a little tighter as she wiped away his tear with the other hand and then she said...

"Sweetheart  our lives together have traveled on a long and rocky road ..
But I would not change a thing, or remove from my memory , the sometimes heavy load"... .

"Though we are alone, we have each 
other and the memories we share"..
They bowed their heads and he prayed with trembling voice ,this  heartfelt prayer..

" Dear God, I praise and thank you for this day we set aside"..
"The day You came incarnate, to walk among us, you gave your life", as he continued and he prayed...

"We are not alone, we know you are with us,  as you always have been..
So, bless our children, our friends and family wherever they are .. 
For in our hearts and minds they are forever seen"..
 
"Though our sight is faded, our hands they tremble and we walk a little slow...
We have each other, we have you here to guide us, we feel your love and our hearts they  do glow"..

No longer saddened by the thoughts of being separated  from children or being  alone...
The sound rang out,  it broke that moment of silence,  it was their phone..
The sound  was like that of a distant Christmas bell..
It was was their children, calling one after the other. 
All to wish them well .. 
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Post by Claudia » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:00 pm

Now here's a great piece of poetry! My admiration just gets bigger and bigger! Since we are all reaching this age, it gives credance to believing in our children's love in the long run!

thanks sis!
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Post by Pokey's Heart » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:38 pm

Awww, I love this...my eyes were forming tears but when I got to the bottom part, my heart swelled with joy. We all know what it feels like to have our children call us, (or sometimes not!!)....God bless you Patsy, awesome write, one most all of us can well relate to.
Love always,
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Post by Patsy McNutt Morgan » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:05 pm

Thanks sis and my other " sis" in Christ, Pokeynise ! Lol
I have a very soft place in my heart for the elderly.. Plus like Claudia said we are approaching that age !!
Merry Christmas!
Patsy

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Post by Brenda Pike » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:08 am

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PASTY, AWESOME STORY. THANK YOU FOR SHARING, AND YES FAR TO MANY SUFFER THE LONINESS OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS AND TO ALL. VERY TOUCHING AND HEART WARMING AT THE END, LOVE BRENDA

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Post by Hope » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:47 am

Patsy,
I LOVE this it is one of your best! This really touched my heart and like you I love the elderly and have been Blessed to spend time with so many. And you are so right this will be us one day. To me this is also a Awesome Love story!
God Bless You Love You Eva

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Post by Patsy McNutt Morgan » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:24 am

My love and appreciation to my dear friends Brenda and Eva..
Close your eyes ... Imagine me wrapping my arms around you with a big ol' hug !!
Love you Both immensely !!
Merry Christmas,
Patsy

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Post by Patsy McNutt Morgan » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:42 am

Maybe it is just me and you Eva .. But it is my favorite poem too !!(of mine ) lol

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Post by Hope » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:54 am

Patsy,
I do believe we are alot alike!
Love You Eva

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Post by dwest1960 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:13 pm

Patsy, this is so beautiful! I think about my parents being like that now, and how my husband and I will be some day once our granddaughter is grown. So many old people are forgotten b y their children who have such busy lives, am glad you made this a happy ending and inspiration.
God Bless! Deb
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