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Understanding Gods Love

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Understanding Gods Love

Christmas, so full of life, and miracles, was found wanting this year.
A young mother sat by her daughter’s hospital bed, racked with tears.
Her daughter was sleeping way too still; her last breaths would soon come.
How could this happen to so beloved a child, she was way, too very, young.

Where was God’s wisdom, in taking a six year old, or her father as taken in war?
Church, friends, family, others, and her, had prayed till they could pray no more.
They’d ask for her: to walk in the sun, and play again, with family to hold her hand.
But her time was gone, like in an hourglass; the sand was almost, completely gone.

The mother was afraid to pray anymore… what could it accomplish any more?
What the disease hadn't taken, the cure had, nothing left, but for her soul, to soar.
But how could she hand her to the angels? Strangers had always frightened her child.
No, she sobbed, she’s way to young! Still she knew: life was never fair… or mild.

Where was God when you need him! Please don’t take her away! Her mind riled!
When suddenly, her daughter opened her eyes, and smiled her little, tired smile.
She whispered: Papa’s here… to hold my hand… He’s taking me… where I can play.
At that the fear receded… as she said she loved her… then watched her fade away.

Perhaps her prayers HAD been answered… She’d had her time with her, after all.
Now her Husband, would take her place… Perhaps it was his turn, to carry on.
Tears would still be shed… It was natural for that to happen, when this befalls.
But she knew her daughter now had everything, including The Great Father’s Love.

There are many types of Christmas magic, but as her time came to a close…
A mother’s love can’t be beat, except by God’s Love, for us all…


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  1. Date: 1/21/2014 4:59:00 PM
    sadness reaches here, yet some, and i feel the hurt right here, the string of fate , cut early or late, but Gods work is done, and life says hurry up wait, cos its only just begun....

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 10:19:00 AM
    carol, You touched my heart. We have wore the shoes. Your work brings comfort to the soul. Thanks, chuck

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Just had to read this one again carol...I believe there is a reason for things like this...God bless..

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Beautiful and sad, you have created an unforgettable moment.

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Carol...one of the most touching I've read in a while. Sad but beautiful and inspiring...

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Carol I don't beleve I have words for this wonderful poem. All I can say it was VERY MOVING. Thank you for this uplifting message.

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 7:56:00 AM
    WOW! God bless you. This is lovely. Splendid and adequate for a sound mind. This gave me more light to my soul and has stimulated a self- expression from me, serving as the fuel to my outburst.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:19:00 PM
    who says its not a true experience? yes it is.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Carol......I was so so touched by this piece. What can ever equal a mother's love. You portrayed it so so beautifully! Great write, my dear. I do want to thank you for your lovely visits to my work recently. So absolutely sweet of you, and every comment was a blessing. Hugs, my dear!

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 11:41:00 AM
    - Magic !!! - A beautiful and good story Carol! - Read it with pleasure :) - Have a great new week. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)