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A Mothers Last Goodbye

“Good-bye my daughter dear,” she said As tears welled up in her eyes “It’s time for me to go to sleep This must be no surprise The good Lord knows my battles And my health is ailing still He’s given me so many blessings I’ve passed them to you in my will I’m sad to say good-bye For we have shared much joy Remember me to Sarah My grandchild I love and enjoy I love you my daughter These years together have been sweet I’m so glad you love the Lord And again we will meet I’m not afraid of dying ‘Cause I know that in a while Christ will call me from my grave I feel my life has been worthwhile For I taught you to seek your Father To help you through every trial He’ll always be there to guide you With never a denial I leave you in His hands”, she said As she gently kissed her daughter’s hand Her eyes closed very slowly Against cancer she’d lost her stand She’d been a wonderful mother Teacher and true friend Faithful to her Lord And gracious to the end. Copyright © Maureen LeFanue 2007-2012

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Date: 1/12/2012 6:56:00 AM
Tears flowing as I remember the last goodbye to my mother. You treated this with grace and dignity. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 1/12/2012 4:10:00 AM
Beautiful written Maureen ,sorry for the lost. It is sad to say good bye. oxox love Anne-Lise
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Date: 1/12/2012 4:06:00 AM
i'm sorry the rating didn't show past seven, because this poem deserved a twenty, this is written very well , this disease has taken many from us all and it leaves behind so much loneliness and hurt, but in your poem it speaks the reality of life and the truth of passing from this life our lord will call us all one day and i know it'll be a much better time,, no more pain and sorrow ,,,
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