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Carissa's Love

 I know what it feels like to be adored beyond compare.
To be loved unconditionally just for being myself.
To have that special one want to be just like me.
I am told how wonderful I am each day,
How beautiful and loving, as I am smothered with hugs 
And kisses and artwork from my little master artist.

She treasures every compliment I give her and dances
To entertain me by the songs from my music box.
A grande jeté here, a pirouette there, thrills me with delight.
I love you hearts hang on my walls along with pictures
Drawn especially for me in bright colors she knows I love.

I hear my words come from her sweet little mouth...
"Oh for Pete's sake" or "For crying in the bucket" and I laugh
More at myself than from her trying to emulate my silly self.
She remembers all I teach her as she too teaches me!
Her endless devotion touches my heart so deeply that I
Bless her and pray for her safety day and night, and give thanks
To the Lord for blessing me with the precious gift of her birth.

This little 37 pound, long chestnut haired beauty is mine to adore
As she adores me, and tells me she is so happy I am her Grammy.
I am rich beyond belief, and blessed by all that is holy to have her love.

2-26-18

*Dedicated to the love of my life, my granddaughter Carissa, who will
celebrate her 6th birthday March 2, 2018. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/21/2018 12:26:00 PM
Just wonderful Connie, I'm happy for your deep love for Carissa and you express it so sweetly here;-)
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Date: 3/13/2018 12:59:00 AM
..and then there was Connie! Thank you for your love so aptly and richly illustrated here to your Carissa. To you and Cay Cay who just grabs my heart. Thank you
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/13/2018 2:12:00 AM
Thank you Jannie. She is my little angel and the light of my life. Blessings, Connie xxoo
Date: 3/7/2018 2:41:00 PM
Dear Connie, I was so touched by the overflowing love expressed in this wonderful tribute to your sweet granddaughter! I can see the beautiful relationship you enjoy with her as reflected in the beauty of your words. This piece is just so lovely! Love and hugs. Pandita
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/13/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thank you very much Pandita. I want her to have my poetry to look back on when I am gone and to know how much I loved her. I appreciate your thoughtful comment. hugs, Connie xxoo
Date: 3/4/2018 1:50:00 PM
Hello Connie, this a beautiful written poem for your granddaughter. i feel the love you have for her. Have nice day my friend.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/13/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thank you very much Darlene. She is a real joy to be around. : )
Date: 3/4/2018 4:51:00 AM
Tim's son, Tim, Jr., turned 15 on 3-2-18! This poem is a keeper, a print it out and give it to your granddaughter at the right time kind of a poem. I've no doubt she will treasure long past the paper yellowing and it's corners tearing. (I know, in this day and age it won't be on paper, but I prefer that image) I loved reading this and because I love you, it brought me great joy reading of your joy. Hugs. Love ... CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:07:00 PM
Thank you for your loving words CayCay. You know me so well. I will print this out to give to her when she is older. I will read it to her when I see her again. I have a nasty cold right now and I just accidently deleted a photo of Carissa and her best friend. I am going to try to retrieve it. It is complicated for me. Much love, Connie : )
Date: 3/3/2018 1:50:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, Connie.
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Date: 3/3/2018 8:41:00 AM
Wow, Connie...I LOVE this beautiful tribute to Carissa!! I can understand and relate to it perfectly well as the relationship between me and my only granddaughter Valentina is very similar. May you enjoy each other's company for many years to come:) Wishing Carissa a very happy birthday filled with delightful surprises. This goes to my faves. Regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:10:00 PM
Your little Valentina is such a sweet and pretty little girl. I am sure she brings you the same kind of joy. I appreciate you faving this poem Paul. We are blessed indeed!Thank you my friend. : )
Date: 3/2/2018 12:51:00 PM
Oh my.........this melts my heart, Connie !! I feel the same devotion and emotion when it comes to my grand- daughter..and it is something precious beyond compare! Your poem touches me :) (I wish mine were still that little! They grow much too fast !)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:14:00 PM
I agree. How quickly they grow up and it makes you want to freeze time. Grandchildren are such a blessing. Thank you Carrie. xxoo : )
Date: 3/2/2018 5:01:00 AM
Six already! A Carissa hug is one you never want to end. Her emulating you shows how much she loves her Granny. Thanks for sharing her with us through your write, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:19:00 PM
You are right about her copying me. I have to be aware of my actions. Thank you for your nice comment Lin. xxoo : )
Date: 2/28/2018 7:42:00 PM
She sounds like quite a treasure Connie! What a wonderful loving tribute to your granddaughter and may she have a very happy 6th birthday coming up!~Che :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:22:00 PM
Thank you Cheryl. She got to spend it with Disney caricatures at the Aulani hotel here in Hawaii at brunch. She is Grammy's angel. : )
Date: 2/28/2018 7:32:00 PM
Hi Connie, this is a lovely poem for your little angel. The love you feel has flown from your pen onto the written page. I shall never have any grandchildren, my joy comes from seeing grandparents feel such joy and love for their grandchildren. When the time comes tell her love and best wishes from me. This one is heading for my faves. Have a wonderful Thursday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:25:00 PM
I am so sorry to hear you won't be a grandfather Mike. You would make a wonderful one. I appreciate your lovely comment. She is my angel! Thank you my friend fore rhe fave too! xxoo : )
Date: 2/27/2018 7:48:00 PM
Oh Connie, this heartfelt and sensational poem made my eyes misty and strummed my heartstrings.. Such an emotional, beautiful and loving tribute to your granddaughter, Carissa. Congratulations for your wonderful win with your endearing poem. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/28/2018 1:45:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan. She is the light of my life! : )
Date: 2/27/2018 3:20:00 PM
Happy happy birthday to her, Connie. I know how much you adore this beautiful little princess of yours. a lovely poem inspired by the apple of grandma's eye.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/28/2018 2:19:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. Her little party will be this Saturday. xxoo
Date: 2/27/2018 3:04:00 PM
Same age as my grandson Aaron. Yes they are the joy of our lives. Wanted to just see how you are. Down with a bad flu the moment and trying to stay up a bit but time for a lay me down. Enjoy that little one. love phyl
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/27/2018 7:42:00 PM
I just sent you a long soupmail explaining everything Phyl. Thank you so much for your concern. Take good care of yourself my friend. I worry about all the flu on the mainland as all my other children live in California.xxoo
Date: 2/27/2018 1:20:00 PM
Very nice. Grand kids are the extension of ourselves. Mini us. Enjoyed this one.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/27/2018 4:24:00 PM
That is so true. I often call her a mini me. Thank you Abdul. I appreciate your comment. : )
Date: 2/27/2018 12:54:00 PM
- A wonderful girl ... and even more wonderful poem from grandma - A lot of love to give and get :) - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARISSA <3 - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/28/2018 2:20:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise. Your poetry always cheers me! : )
Date: 2/27/2018 10:27:00 AM
Oh Connie this is the most wonderful tribute to your adorable grand daughter. On my laptop I keep the picture she drew for me in the beautiful card you sent me after my surgery:-) I Hope one day to have a grandchild and to be a or to have that special bond I never knew as I never had grandparents of my own. Adding tnis gem to my faves and wish Carissa a very happy birthday for 2nd March:-) hugs Jan xx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/27/2018 4:27:00 PM
This poem is one of her birthday gifts. Her mommy and I are getting her a bicycle for her birthday. I am very pleased that you liked this enough to fave it Jan. I hope you have a grandchild to lavish your love upon soon. Thank you so much for the fave! xxoo ; )
Date: 2/27/2018 10:01:00 AM
For crying in the bucket?? Never heard that one, engaging storytelling Connie, very touching indeed!! congrats in placing this tough to judge contest!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/28/2018 2:27:00 PM
I am totally honored to make this list after reading all the poems on your list John. I can understand how difficult it must have been for you to choose. My mom used to say 'for crying in the bucket' she got from my younger brother when he was about three. I really appreciate being included! Thank you very much John. xxoo : )
Date: 2/27/2018 9:10:00 AM
Dear Connie, what a delightful and lovely poem. Really touched my heart.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:29:00 PM
Thank you Line. Do you have any children or grandchildren? For me it is the best of times because I now have time to spend with her. : )
Date: 2/27/2018 8:14:00 AM
How sweet and beautiful, Connie. I can see that you count your blessings and I am sure that they are well deserved xxoo The world needs more goodness Happy Tuesday!!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:32:00 PM
Thank you Mike. I feel very blessed. xxoo : )
Date: 2/27/2018 5:04:00 AM
A beautiful and touching dedication Connie..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:32:00 PM
Thank you very much Silent. : )
Date: 2/27/2018 1:51:00 AM
What a sweet poem for your lovely little granddaughter, looks like she gives you many hours of joy Connie.Beautifully expressed....Maria xxx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:34:00 PM
She does Maria. I feel very blessed. Thank you my friend. xxoo : )
Date: 2/26/2018 7:29:00 PM
hey connie! being a grandmother (nana, in my case) is the most amazing feeling and you've captured that so well in your poem. beautifully expressed! happy birthday to carissa!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/5/2018 2:35:00 PM
You very much Ilene. I agree. I feel very blessed, thank you. xxoo : )
Date: 2/26/2018 5:30:00 PM
Hi Connie, This beautiful dedication to your sweet grand daughter pulled at the heart strings. The love and bond that you two share is priceless. I hope she has a wonderful Birthday:-) Alexis
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/26/2018 5:40:00 PM
I may not have the energy or health I had when raising my children, but now I am blessed with more time to spend with my granddaughter. Thank you very much Alexis. : )