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The trip to church on Sunday wasn't long
Down dry dusty country roads closer roamed
Hearts did rejoice when singing love's sweet song
Precious memories now deeply intoned

A home filled to the brim with kith and kin
No evidence of the grief she suffered
When in her youth tales of such loss did spin
By age of twenty-five her life crumbled

Joys of a young bride with husband beside
Darling daughters three in tow~gone~from life
Oh, life issues such hard brazen blows inside
No longer was she a mother and wife

Her faith in a loving God never failed
She had strength of character which prevailed  

I have been doing some research about my biological family
I found that my father's mother was married in her youth
and had three daughters which all died as did her husband..
She married my grandfather and then had four sons which
all lived..She never gave up her faith through it all..What strength.

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Date: 6/17/2017 9:38:00 PM
Sad write, Life hits hard sometimes. As I wrote in my poem Robert Lee, which you read already. Great job :)
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 6/18/2017 7:11:00 AM
Debbie, Thanks for the visit to my page..Yes, life does hit hard..I can't imagine what she went through as she grieved for her children..Sara
Date: 10/2/2015 6:41:00 AM
What a truly, truly incredible experience. What if that were to happen now. Can you imagine all of the pain and misery. Jim Horn
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 10/2/2015 7:54:00 AM
James, Thanks for stopping by..I can only compare what happened to her and what I think I would have done and I don't think that I could have handled it.. Sara
Date: 10/22/2014 9:14:00 AM
This is such a warm, loving, sad yet beautifully written piece. A really touching story. Talk about great strength. Regards "B"
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Date: 10/15/2014 5:21:00 PM
This is sad in one way, but lovely in another. It is important in life to try and recover from harsh experience and look forward with faith and hope. I very much enjoyed reading this touching sonnet, Sara. // paul
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Date: 10/15/2014 1:45:00 PM
enjoying this one again, my friend - still find it very moving
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Date: 10/15/2014 12:45:00 PM
Very sad story but beautifully written sonnet Sara. Life can be so harsh at times, we need to keep our strength, dreams, hopes and faith every day.God bless you! Hugs! Love and light! xxxx D.
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Date: 10/14/2014 8:59:00 AM
Such a sad story, yet it is full of hope and perseverance.
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Date: 10/11/2014 10:48:00 AM
Such is life Sara, and truth is stranger than fiction,,this is a wonderful poem, of an actual realistic situation,,,you tell it so well...just love this...
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Date: 10/10/2014 9:49:00 PM
What an amazing story of her life, Sara. Geneology is very important in the Mormon faith. My mother is really into it!!! good of you to keep this story alive with your poetry.
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Date: 10/9/2014 2:46:00 PM
Dear Sara, Some people lose faith when they encounter such losses, but your father's mother held onto hers and I'm sure it gave her some solace. A beautiful sonnet, Sara. A favorite for me as I wish to be reminded that we must trust in God's plan, even when ill fortune befalls us. Love, Carolyn
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