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God Gave You a Second Chance

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 My Husband had an aggressive form of cancer that was thought unlikely to be cured. We prayed, cried, shared our thoughts and went for surg. We made all our end of life decisions and when we would bring in hospice.After four hours of surg and another year of ups and downs he has been given a clean bill of health. For this we thank God, all those who prayed for us and our never ending love that carried us through the tough times. Why a second chance -- this is my guess and this is a shortened poem so I could post it but it has the same meaning..

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God Gave You a Second Chance

God Gave You a Second Chance
 Not ready to leave this world with unfinished business determining the souls color; you’re on borrowed time! Prayers to heaven and words spoken from the heart brought perspective to what time remained. Fear and regret knowing this may be the end brought us closer than before. Always by your side loving, giving freely would now perhaps help spare your life adding color to your heart and soul.
The soul colored with Hope, Faith, and Love, the greatest being Love! I wonder have you given God what was expected for a second chance at life to color your heart and soul. Color determines the hearts purity and the soul’s condition. 
Souls are empty without love in the purest form; if you do not receive and give without fear, shame, or doubt!  From the outside looking in many colors of love surround your soul. I pray the love I give you understand the colors surrounding my heart and soul.
Love was holding you when death looked you in the face and love put death on hold! God and I give you Love. How do you face life and death now, with a heart and soul of vivid colors nourished by our love? God blessed us and we know what matters most. You now live your bucket list, God’s too.
Your list will end, mine too. Sharing with a loved one brings special meaning, understanding, and allows comfort taking away fear, pain, and panic. With unconditional love all’s shared. Colors of the soul glow, angels gather, and God gently lifts one unto himself. The guardian angels exit; slowly colors fade, a feeling passes the one left behind as the end has come. I imagine the colors of love in the heart and soul.
                                                                                                                                                             Debbie Knapp

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  1. Date: 10/27/2011 10:41:00 AM
    I had to come back and read this again.It's just so awesome!The love in your heart,may it always be strong.:-)

    Knapp Avatar Debbie Knapp
    Date: 6/6/2013 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Love fills my heart and had been my guide so far in life. I do believe we may have a love so strong it connects us and may help heal us too. It might even allow us time for a reason if one has enough love, what do you think? Your friend ~ Debbie K.
  1. Date: 9/6/2011 2:54:00 PM
    Are you writing this to me?.....Ha,ha Just kiddin.Nice!

    Knapp Avatar Debbie Knapp
    Date: 6/6/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dan ~ my friend if you were given a second chance I am sure you are using it the way you should. I know you have brought friendship and comfort to me and many others. My husband was diagnosed with cancer, had surgery and went in remission shortly after this poem. Now we wait once again!