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For my family

Once again we gather here the holidays have come. Our lives are leading here and there but this is where were from. It wasn't all that long ago we couldn't wait to grow. Graduations, moving out, how fast the time would go. With each new step we venture out on paths our fates have shown. Still every year at Christmas time our hearts have traveled home. It's where the fire's always warm, the food is oh so good. The safest place on earth we know, like every family should. It's not the address of this place, the walls, or roof or floor. It's all the love within the space, just inside the door. Every room so warm and bright, there's Christmas everywhere. The decorations placed just right, with tender love and care. The Christmas' we've all shared here will play a special part, for generations through the years as memories in our hearts. Home is where the heart is, for each of us it's true. If I'm not home at Christmas time my heart is home with you. -Jeannie Minor

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Date: 2/28/2016 6:52:00 AM
Thank you once again for the kind reply
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Date: 1/26/2016 9:25:00 PM
JEANNIE, Congrats on your Best love poem #3 win. Hugs -- LINDA --
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Date: 1/26/2016 10:46:00 PM
Thank you, Linda
Date: 1/14/2016 4:41:00 AM
Congrats on awesome win with this wonderful write Jeannie!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 1/14/2016 7:17:00 PM
Thank you
Date: 1/13/2016 11:48:00 AM
Jeannie, Congratulations on your awesome win. Love ** SKAT**
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Date: 1/13/2016 2:48:00 PM
Thank you, SKAT. I bet you had fun with this contest!
Date: 12/6/2015 12:05:00 PM
I can relate to this so much Jeannie - for the first time ever my son won't be here at Christmas he is focusing on his studies at university - he feels coming home would be too much of a distraction - he has so much work to do and exams coming up - hope you and your family have a lovely time:-) hugs Jan xx
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 12/6/2015 12:24:00 PM
Hi Jan, I know how you feel. I have kids in the military like many other families. It's such a great sacrifice. My heart goes out to every single one.
Date: 12/6/2015 12:04:00 PM
wow... you really make me remind about my home...
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Date: 12/6/2015 12:31:00 PM
Even though growing up often means going away, the love that deepens in our hearts is always here to stay. The happiest of holidays to you and everyone you love!