Recent Reviews for MaryGrace Patterson
Samuel, Coping With Seizures and Alzheimers ,Part Two (Short Story) - 11/11/2011 2:16:37 AM|
FROM YOUR 'UPDATES' FROM TIME TO TIME ABOUT YOUR FAMILY, I KNOW THAT YOUR SON CONTINUES TO BE KEPT BY THE LORD AND THAT YOU ARE A STRONG SOURCE OF SUPPORT FOR HIM. I PRAY THAT GOD CONTINUES TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED AS YOU GO ON SERVING TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR FAMILY. THANKS FOR SHARING, MARYGRACE. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Our Trip To Key West (Short Story) - 9/7/2010 3:04:36 PM
WOW...THIS TRIP SOUNDS WONDERFUL! I COULD SEE EVERYTHING YOU DESCRIBED SO CLEARLY. KEY WEST SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY GREAT PLACE TO VACATION FOR A FEW DAYS...I'VE GOT TO KEEP IT IN MIND. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS GREAT STORY. LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE*HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Wedding That Didn't Happen (Short Story) - 9/7/2010 2:56:37 PM
THANK GOD THEY WERE ALL RIGHT! BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GIFTS??!! AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU THOUGH...THEY COULD HAVE 'CANCELLED OUT' MUCH BETTER THAN THEY DID, STILL, IT IS BETTER THAT THEY DIDN'T MAKE VOWS BEFORE GOD AND MAN THAT THEY FELT THEY COULDN'T KEEP. GLAD IT WASN'T A TOTAL LOST...THE 'BIRTHDAY PARTY' FOR YOUR HUSBAND AND OTHER SON SEEMED TO GO WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING, BLESSINGS AND LOL,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Our Trip To Key West (Short Story) - 6/9/2010 10:15:33 AM
MaryGrace, I did not realize you are a Floridian. Key West, the one you describe is quite a bit different from recollections of my visit there of long ago, 1961. Jimmy Buffet and Margariettaville were unknown names in that era. But Papa Hemingway, birds and bars were part and parcel of that Key West. As well as sunsets to remember for a lifetime. And the Gulf, beautiful beyond description. So glad your dream was fulfilled MaryGrace. May peace and love be always with you my friend. Jon Michael
Our Trip To Key West (Short Story) - 5/31/2010 6:09:16 AM
so nice that you were able to go!
Thoughts of Joshua ,,Our Angel (Short Story) - 5/29/2010 3:41:45 PM
MaryGrace, this is a beautiful tribute to your Joshua, a work of love and passion my dear friend -- may peace and love be always with you -- Jon Michael
Our Trip To Key West (Short Story) - 5/29/2010 11:37:22 AM
Excellent story, MG; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Prayers continue for you and your family~
Thoughts of Joshua ,,Our Angel (Short Story) - 5/27/2010 4:35:53 PM
Beautiful tribute to your little angel; he will never be forgotten!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
An Udate On My Husband and I ,, 4-29 ,-2010 (Short Story) - 5/1/2010 12:55:46 PM
YOU ARE A SPECIAL KIND OF PERSON...GOD HAS HIS STRONG ARM OF PROTECTION AND KEEPING AROUND YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BEAR WHAT A LOT OF US COULD NOT...I WONDER IF YOUR FAMILY REALIZES WHAT A 'SPIRITUAL TREASURE' THEY HAVE AMONG THEM. KEEP TRUSTING IN GOD, MARYGRACE, AND MAY YOU BE CONTINUOUSLY STRENGTHENED AND UPHELD BY HIS HANDS. MUCH LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Three M's (Short Story) - 4/30/2010 9:59:06 PM
THIS WAS A DELIGHTFUL STORY...AND TELL ME, HOW ARE THEY AND YOU, DOING NOW? THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
An Udate On My Husband and I ,, 4-29 ,-2010 (Short Story) - 4/30/2010 12:46:34 PM
So good to hear from you again, MaryGrace. I've wondered about you and your husband. Glad your health has improved and I pray both you and your husband will have good days ahead of you. This is a beautiful time of year and I bet that lake in your backyard is gorgeous. I hope you are finding time to get outside in the fresh air. God bless you, MaryGrace and may good health be yours.
An Udate On My Husband and I ,, 4-29 ,-2010 (Short Story) - 4/30/2010 6:35:42 AM
MaryGrace, it is always so good to hear from you my friend -- it is good to know that you and your husband are currently coping fairly well with your health issues -- my experiences with two mild strokes last year left its mark -- subtle differences that now and then cause little mental stumbles -- my prayers and thoughts will be with you and your husband MaryGrace -- may the light of love be always with you -- Jon Michael
An Udate On My Husband and I ,, 4-29 ,-2010 (Short Story) - 4/30/2010 3:51:08 AM
Glad you are doing (fairly) okay, but sorry to hear of Richard's new problems. I will most certainly keep you and Richard in my prayers/thoughts! God bless you always; thanks for the update!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
I remmeber Lasix (got it via IV) and that nasty potassium (horse) pill! *ugggh* LOL
An Udate On My Husband and I ,, 4-29 ,-2010 (Short Story) - 4/30/2010 2:46:55 AM
I will keep you both in my prayers Dear and I will pray that they find a cure soon. Take care.
Newfie Hugs and prayers, Rose
An Udate On My Husband and I ,, 4-29 ,-2010 (Short Story) - 4/30/2010 12:42:16 AM
I can relate to what you're going through, MG. Both you and your husband will be in my prayers, my friend. For the last several months I have had small TIAs myself, and I am scheduled for a brain scan this coming Monday morning, May 3, in Boston, MA. You both take care of yourselves and God bless.
Thoughts About Living With Alzheimers (Short Story) - 2/23/2010 3:53:01 AM
I will keep you and your family in my prayers, MG; that must be so hard!! Glad you are leaning on the Lord; that will certainly help! Well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Thoughts About Living With Alzheimers (Short Story) - 2/22/2010 6:06:07 PM
God has given you much strength MaryGrace as you are sharing it with all. I will keep you and your family in my prayers dear.
Newfie Hugs & Prayers, Rose
Thoughts About Living With Alzheimers (Short Story) - 2/22/2010 4:29:43 PM
MaryGrace, you are a brave and inspiring woman my dear friend -- may blessings continue to be with you in your fight -- much love -- Jon Michael
Joshua , There's Always Tomorrow.,,,Part Four (Short Story) - 2/22/2010 4:04:30 PM
It takes great courage to take on the responsibility of an ill child. It is obvious God had his hand on your heart and your home.
Thoughts About Living With Alzheimers (Short Story) - 2/22/2010 3:57:43 PM
Bless you MaryGrace.
I lost My Car Today (Short Story) - 9/12/2009 2:46:48 AM
MaryGrace, I know the feeling about losing your car. When I go to the shopping center I usually park on the same row--when available--but one day I had to park on a different row. As usual my mind was on something else when I came out and went to the row where I usually park. Like you, I began to panic when I couldn't find my car. I can only imagine the frustration when something like this occurs on a more frequent basis. Blessings to you and yours.
I lost My Car Today (Short Story) - 9/10/2009 5:23:27 PM
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AND DIRECT YOU AND MAY YOU ALWAYS KNOW...THE PRESENCE OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFE. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW HARD IT IS FOR YOU BUT I KNOW...WHAT YOU KNOW; WITHOUT 'HIM' IT WOULD BE SO MUCH WORSE. KNOW THAT I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOURS...GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
I lost My Car Today (Short Story) - 9/9/2009 8:53:52 PM
Thank you for sharing this. Your example is an inspiration.
I lost My Car Today (Short Story) - 9/9/2009 11:32:38 AM
You are doing fine Marygrace in your situation. I don't know if I'd be as patient. Your words comfort others and to write like this to let us know your experiences is very interesting and helpful to me and I hope others too. You are a superior person, so friendly. I know you and your hubby support each other each and every day and my prayers go out to you each day and nite too.
I lost My Car Today (Short Story) - 9/9/2009 5:59:30 AM
We try to live each day as best we can, and take joy from the little things life has to offer. This is the only way to survive and go on.
And our thoughts and prayers remain with both you and your husband, MaryGrace.
And no need to thank me for those websites; you are most welcome.
Living With Alzheimers Disease, Jan 29, 2013 (Article) - 2/9/2013 10:00:27 PM
Grief of all things is the most powerful villain. I saw it in my mom when dad died. She hangs in there but doesn't know why. You write. That in of itself is testimony of your will. Please keep it up. It is good for you and good for us. Patrick
Living With Alzheimers Disease, Jan 29, 2013 (Article) - 1/29/2013 9:02:36 AM
Wonderful news that you're doing so well, MaryGrace...and thanks for the awesome information....
Living With Alzheimers Disease, Jan 29, 2013 (Article) - 1/28/2013 10:47:58 PM
I believe that God will not give us more than we can handle. However, I also believe that our faith is being tested constantly. Throughout it all, no matter what in life is tossed as us, our reaction to life's misgivings is more important than any unfortunate event.
May the peace and love of the Lord be with you,
Thoughts About Mothers Day - May 9 , 2010 (Article) - 5/6/2012 10:19:24 AM
Happy Mothers Day, MaryGrace;
I hope that your husband is feeling better, and that
your whole family is better.
Jerry Aragon/The Born-again comedian
Advances In Treating Alzheimers (Article) - 4/18/2012 8:17:25 AM
How nice to see one of your articles getting recognized. Good for you! In your article, you left out one important point as to how people lose their memories.
When people in the Congress get indited for a crime...have you noticed, that they always lose their memories when the FBI comes knocking. It happens every time, they can't remember anything!
I think you should put this fact in your article...
I'm so happy for you, so keep getting those other articles you have all that exposure in the future...doctor's orders!
Jerry Aragon/The Humor Doctor
and 5 Star Spoiled Brat
Thoughts About Mothers Day - May 9 , 2010 (Article) - 7/19/2010 4:26:19 PM
I MISSED THIS, MARYGRACE....IT IS REALLY TOUCHING. I KNOW YOU HAD A GREAT MOTHER'S DAY AND I AM THANKING GOD THAT I DID ALSO. MOTHERHOOD IS A BLESSING AND I AM GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE ONE. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS LOVELY TRIBUTE. LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Thoughts About Mothers Day - May 9 , 2010 (Article) - 5/9/2010 8:18:42 AM
MaryGrace, your Mother's Day Tribute is a lovely one -- and may your Mother's Day be filled with peace and joy my friend -- Jon Michael
Thoughts About Mothers Day - May 9 , 2010 (Article) - 5/9/2010 5:08:26 AM
This is a lovely tribute to all mothers. Happy mother's day to you, too, MaryGrace.
It Is The Season For Giving , Sharing And Family Time (Article) - 12/25/2009 7:33:06 PM
What a wonderful idea and I love the title of the play. How cool is that?
It Is The Season For Giving , Sharing And Family Time (Article) - 12/24/2009 9:03:58 AM
MaryGrace, you have it just right my dear friend -- Christmas is only about the sharing, the love, family and the family of man -- just as God shared the gift of eternal life to mankind with the birth of His Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ -- peace and love to you and a very Merry Christmas
I Believe There Is Life After Death (Article) - 12/2/2009 11:05:29 PM
I BELIEVE THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS SO AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD DOES GIVE US VISIONS THAT BRINGS PEACE TO OUR HEARTS. THANKS FOR SHARING MARYGRACE AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
An Up Date On My Husband's Condition (Article) - 10/19/2009 11:18:56 AM
Richard sure is lucky to have you, and it is a blessing that your nursing skills remain intact. Be Well. Patrick
An Up Date On My Husband's Condition (Article) - 10/17/2009 1:20:45 PM
...THIS HAS REALLY HELPED ME TO REALIZE MY POTENTIAL AND NOT LET ALZHEIMERS SUBDUE THE INNER ME...I LOVED IT! GOD...MARYGRACE...GOD...HE IS ALWAYS IN CHARGE...GOD BLESS YOU AND I AM TRULY PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND. YOU MENTIONED YOUR SON WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT...HOW IS HE? I WILL BE KEEPING IN TOUCH. BLESSINGS. JOYCE
An Emergency Situation, We need your Prayers (Article) - 10/17/2009 1:14:43 PM
OH MY GOODNESS...I HAD NO IDEA, MARYGRACE. I HAVE BEEN TO YOUR SITE TO LEAVE REVIEWS BUT I DIDN'T CLICK ON THE ARTICLES. I AM GLAD THAT GOD IS SO MERCIFUL AND...'ONCE A NURSE...ALWAYS A NURSE'...PROVED TO BE TRUE FOR YOU. I AM PRAYING AND HOW IS YOUR SON? GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP THE FAITH...AS I KNOW YOU WILL. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
An Up Date On My Husband's Condition (Article) - 10/16/2009 2:30:18 PM
Richard and you both remain in my prayers; I will add you both to the prayer chain at my church. God be with you both; please keep us updated!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
An Up Date On My Husband's Condition (Article) - 10/16/2009 2:01:42 PM
Hi MaryGrace, I think of you a lot and pray that your husband will get better. I know this is a stressful time for you, and hope with God's help you will be strong until things settle down some. Take care of you as best you can because you are no good to anyone unless you keep in good shape yourself. Blessings to you and for your dear husband.
An Up Date On My Husband's Condition (Article) - 10/16/2009 12:42:33 PM
Mary I will keep you and Richard in my prayers. Olive has been in and out of the hospital. She has to have her thyroid operated on.
An Emergency Situation, We need your Prayers (Article) - 10/15/2009 9:57:26 AM
You and hubby are in my prayers, MG; wow, what a horrible week you've had! I pray things get better--and SOON!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Keep us posted~
An Emergency Situation, We need your Prayers (Article) - 10/15/2009 4:33:03 AM
MaryGrace, prayers are on their way, take care and know we are here for you
love and hugs
An Emergency Situation, We need your Prayers (Article) - 10/15/2009 3:36:25 AM
Our thoughts and prayers for your entire family continue, MaryGrace. And very glad to hear your hubby has pulled through.
An Emergency Situation, We need your Prayers (Article) - 10/15/2009 1:59:38 AM
God bless you and your family, MaryGrace. My prayers are with you.
Advances In Treating Alzheimers (Article) - 10/10/2009 3:12:37 PM
Thank you so much MaryGrace for this very informative
article, well appreciated! May the Lord continue to
give you strength and courage to continue to do what
you do. Keep on writing MaryGrace, and continue to stay
focused, you are a blessing to many!!
Advances In Treating Alzheimers (Article) - 9/22/2009 2:37:37 AM
MaryGrace, your article is very informative. I've always wondered what causes alzheimers--I know people say genetics--but that doesn't describe what is taking place in the brain such as you've described "protien tangles which damage and kill nerve cells." Since alzheimers seems to be a disease of aging, I'm sure many folks will find your article worth reading.
I Believe There Is Life After Death (Article) - 9/10/2009 2:54:20 AM
Its been 9 yrs since Baby Joshua died and almost 7 , since my mother passed away. Their spirits still touch us at times, especially my mothers. I feel like she's always near watching over us. If any who read this have had expierences similar to mine, Please share them with me...Thanks, MaryGrace
The Song Taps , Written During The Civil War (Article) - 9/4/2009 5:24:30 AM
The story concerning TAPS, while romantic, is nothing more than a myth. As a historian, I can assure you the moving story about the Civil War Captian and his Confederate son is not true. With a little research on the net this can be verified by anyone.
Life With Out Richard : A message to all my AD friends (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 7:08:40 AM
Thank you. God bless you and your family.
Life With Out Richard : A message to all my AD friends (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 12:59:45 AM
I sense the strength and determination that only God can give, in your words and hope your going forward becomes easier. congratulations on your book marygrace
Life With Out Richard : A message to all my AD friends (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 9:36:30 PM
Thank you for those very encouraging words! You have NO idea what an inspiration and a blessing you are to all in AD. Yes, I will be among the fist to order your book. We all need each other in this world and as hard as it is to admit it for some (I was one long ago) we all need the Lord. Don't ever underestimate His purpose for your life, for it is bigger than the eye can see and the mind can imagine.
God bless you!
Peace, Love, and Blessings,
John Michael Domino
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 7:00:00 AM
Absolutely love this. What a wonderful tribute to your late husband. My Dad was an avid fishermen and I could not help but think perhaps they are together fishing by the heavenly waters. They swap fishing stories and have a good laugh or two. Thank you!! Smiles!
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:39:19 PM
Beautiful reflection MaryGrace!
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/13/2013 3:37:47 PM
Jesus went fishing, too, MaryGrace. It's a wonderful pastime for all. It would be so exciting to see beyond the portals of heaven, but then we would be more discontent here.
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/13/2013 5:48:24 AM
A very touching tribute to your husband and also a very descriptive essay of the lake. Enjoyed reading it...
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 3:23:52 PM
Heavenly poetry MaryGrace!
Love and blessings to you,
John Michael Domino
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 7:29:45 AM
Fishing gives us time to think. In your case, time with your husband relaxed and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Like you miss your husband, I miss fishing.
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 4:50:08 AM
Beautifully penned, MaryGrace...I'm sure your hubby is smiling down from heaven....
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 2:58:04 AM
A truly heartfelt piece, MaryGrace.
Fishing In Heaven (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 2:34:27 AM
such sweet thoughts of the ever lasting life together still to come
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 11:56:40 AM
MaryGrace, this poem/prayer is from your heart and soul. God's love drives the universe divine. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael Happy Easter
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 12:31:00 PM
THANK GOD FOR GROUPS LIKE 'GRIEF SHARE'...TALKING TOGETHER AND PRAYING TOGETHER, A PERFECT RECEIPE FOR HEALING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH TO YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 12:25:16 PM
HALLELUJAH! SO TRUE AND SO ENJOYED! YOUR UPLIFTED HEART, SO FULL OF FAITH...LIFTS ME. THANK YOU, MY FRIEND! LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Across The Great Divide (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 12:22:33 PM
WHAT WONDERFUL, LIBERATING, JOYOUS THOUGHTS! YES!...HE HERE WITH US NOW AND WILL BE THERE IN THE END. THANK YOU, MARYGRACE, FOR THIS SO INSPIRING AND UPLIFTING WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Across The Great Divide (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 7:45:38 AM
Oh what a day of rejoicing that will be MaryGrace! When we see our loved ones that have gone before us, face to face!
Across The Great Divide (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 11:23:19 PM
Beautiful and revering.
Across The Great Divide (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 5:44:56 AM
bEAUTIFUL AND HEARTFELT
PEACE & LOVE
Across The Great Divide (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 2:57:10 AM
never to be parted again
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 2:56:57 PM
Lovely and inspirational, Mary Grace ~
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 11:10:25 PM
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 5:30:35 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
When I Must Leave You,, By, Helen Steiner Rice (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 3:09:46 PM
Love peace and blessings,
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 10:12:43 AM
Thank you for sharing this uplifting write which stands as a testimonial of your faith, MaryGrace. Love and blessings to you,
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 5:54:36 AM
Faith is a beautiful thing!!! Inspirational write, MaryGrace...
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 4:56:55 AM
Nicely written, MaryGrace, God is everywhere looking after everything that He creates.
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 4:40:47 AM
this is the promise to those that beleive
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 2:53:15 AM
Wonderful poem MaryGrace.
Peace and blessings from the Lord be with you always.
Yours in the love of Christ
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 3/10/2013 10:59:27 PM
Sorry for your loss, but thank you for sharing this beautiful poem with us
In Christs Love
God's Love Touches Everything (Poetry) - 3/10/2013 10:58:35 PM
In Christs Love
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 3/8/2013 6:33:40 AM
I'm so truly sorry for your loss. May God's spirit, your husband's spirit and your memories comfort you Sweet Lady. Go on with your life in time, it's what he would want for you.
A Special Prayer (Poetry) - 3/1/2013 11:04:52 PM
A Beautiful Poem Mary Grace.
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 8:04:46 AM
Dearest MaryGrace, keep breathing deeply and being kind to yourself. You still have all of him, and your cries touch him in Heaven.
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/25/2013 4:47:45 PM
MaryGrace, you must bear the shield now, your husband knows you will be strong and move forward. You will never forget him, you loved him so much. And now carrying that love in your heart you will move ahead share that love with others. Continue to pray and share with your group. There is no healing from such as loss, just the will that tells you it is time to move ahead with your life. Be brave and do the things that you know you must and want to, knowing your husband is unable to be with you physically, although he will always be with you spiritually. Move on with your life carrying that comfort and his love. I wish you love, healing and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/25/2013 6:27:37 AM
He will always be with you, MaryGrace...and your pain will lessen as time goes by...but for now I pray you find peace in your life....
Hugs & Blessings,
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/25/2013 3:04:49 AM
You must stay strong,
and not let your good heart sink;
i sincerely hope the group will give
you the support you need
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 8:57:05 AM
Mary Grace, regarding your class, of such a blessing, it proves that Jesus is right, seeing as He says "I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU COMFORTLESS." Another lovely poem, by you! Blessings!
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 8:03:14 AM
I hope that you soon will be free from the constant grief over your lost husband. I look forward to a poem about something beautiful in your life that is no longer of him. He was a great part of your life, but he has passed on like we all will and you must carry on like my mother does, without him. She worries about me, now.
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 4:56:58 AM
he will always be in your heart savor the feeling many never get
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 2:47:57 AM
Very sad words, dear MaryGrace, I just want to cry........... MAY GOD HELP YOU, BRING HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART!!!!!!!!!!! Liana, with LOVE.
My Heart Cries (Poetry) - 2/23/2013 11:33:31 PM
My dear friend MaryGrace,
As Christians, we are blessed to be surrounded with so many compassionate people who care.
Without the people in our church, I would be like an island, completely out of touch and unaware.
Life may come and life may go but we all need to become more involved with others.
The greatest gift when life leaves us is to give and give and give.
For as much pain as we have so do many many, many others who live.
So they need our strength and our comfort.
This much I do know...
Love, peace and blessings,
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 5:18:19 PM
I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS, DESPITE YOUR LOST. THAT WONDERFUL SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS JUST COULDN'T BE DENIED...HE...REFUSED TO LET YOUR HEART BE SO FULL OF PAIN THAT YOU COULDN'T FEEL THE BEAUTY OF THE GIFT OF HIS BIRTH. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 5:09:51 PM
YOU LEAN SO BEAUTIFULLY ON THE ARMS OF GOD AND HE IS TAKING YOU THROUGH FOR HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN. I ADMIRE YOUR FAITH, FOR IN THE MIDST OF YOUR PAIN THERE IS THE LIGHT OF YOUR FAITH THAT LOOKS FORWARD TO THE JOY OF YOUR REUNION WITH RICHARD. GOD BLESS YOU AS HE CONTINUES TO KEEP AND STRENGTHEN YOU, MARYGRACE. LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/22/2013 6:14:49 AM
What a lucky man to have had the love of a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. I wish you love, peace and the healing of your pain my dear friend. Jon Michael
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 8:49:14 AM
brims over with sentiment and inspiration ... lovely love letter ...
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:52:02 AM
Thank you for sharing this, MaryGrace. This was my worst Christmas ever. But since I believe that "Christmas" ought to be all year, I can still hope, right? Love and blessings to you,
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:37:10 AM
So lovingly meaningful and moving, MaryGrace. Would that every relationship had this kind of love. Blessing of love and peace to you,
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 11:58:07 AM
heartfelt and beautifully composed from the heart
with memories of a true love...
God bless, peace & love Be with you
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 12:53:04 PM
Say them, knowing he is with us in the communion of saints.
You will never be apart. True love, such as yours, is far too powerful.
I'm not being flippant, he really is closer than you think.
Be of good cheer, your married life here is more than 99.9 will ever be fortuitous enough to know or understand such depth and breadth of eternal love.
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 5:27:59 AM
Isn't love grand when it can bubble up even when your lover is gone?
Treasure what you had and in time marry a new beau if possible.
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 4:43:52 AM
Truly heartfelt, MaryGrace.
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 4:33:58 AM
I have never fallen in love. Mine was an arranged marriage and this poem of yours made me cry. Bless you and your family for a long and happy life together
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 3:24:37 AM
i feel he must be smiling and proud as he ever was
One More Day With You (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 1:46:28 AM
God bless you MaryGrace!
May the peace and the love of the Lord be with you always.
Your brother in Christ,
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/9/2013 7:03:59 AM
Christmas, is and always has been about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, nothing more, nothing less. So as long as we give thanks for the light of love that began to grow on that first Christmas eve so long ago our hearts will be filled with joy and peace. This was my first Christmas celebration without my mother being with me. Yet the joy she held at Christmas was still present in my family's festivities. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 1/8/2013 7:15:21 AM
I loved reading this poem! It brought to mind ...the movie "Ground Hog Day" ...every day I wake up I do the same thing but the outside of my environment changes. I relive each day the same in work, sometimes a couple of changes, but most generally it is the same. What I have seen in the last 5 years is changes in the earth that make me question mankind...Like my Ground Hog day everyday...I am hanging on for the change of a new life in my future! Thanks for sharing!
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 4:20:58 AM
given the difficult circumstances,
you did as much as you could do, MaryGrace,
and i applaud you for that
may 2013 bring you great joy and happiness
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/5/2013 2:40:23 AM
Beautifully heartfelt sharing, MaryGrace...thanks for sharing.
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 1:33:25 PM
This is beautiful, an intimate look into your Christmastime ~
You must have a wonderful family, MaryGrace, and there's a family that cares about you here, too xo
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 6:20:19 AM
Dear Mary Grace, You have always been an inspiration here on Authors' Den, and your letter reminds me that you carry it through with your family and friends also. What better way to honor Richard than to love and rejoice as he did. Love is his legacy to each of you who remain.
I'm so glad you found that wonderful Christmas spirit that is the Lord Jesus and all His birth means.
Love and hugs,
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 5:08:28 AM
MaryGrace: Thank you for sharing your feelings, fears, love and family with us here at the Den. You are very special person and I know how much you miss Richard. I'm sure, he's missing you too. Surrounding yourself with family and friends is important and is the true spirit of Christmas and everyday for that matter. God Bless You and I know you will keep Richard's memory alive and one day you will be celebrating with him an eternity.
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 4:28:55 AM
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 4:12:00 AM
thank you this is a special tribute to him
Trying to Find The Spirit of Christmas (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 1:44:41 AM
Happy Christmas! I cannot begin to tell you how much joy your letter on the Den brought to my heart. If I went to be with the Lord, I would want my loved ones to think of me from time to time but please folks - do NOT morn for me! I want them to go on and continue to experience joy in their lives. If I did not - I had better check my soul on the way to the other side because I may be going away with the wrong attitude and I may not reach the right altitude! Of course, you want your loved ones to be joyful and productive in the time the have left on the earth. You go girl! Now have a Merry New Year! Make this one your very best!
Peace, love, joy and Christmas blessings throughout the year...
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:47:55 PM
OF COURSE, YOU MISS HIM AND THIS WORK IS FILLED WITH THE BEAUTY OF A LOVE THAT WILL NEVER DIE. IT IS HEARTFELT AND FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR HEART. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:40:43 PM
SOME THINGS WILL NEVER CHANGE...LIKE THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SEASONS. AND THAT'S BECAUSE GOD IS TOTALLY IN CHARGE OF IT...THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT, BUT ADMIRE AND APPRECIATE IT. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Lonely Is My Heart (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 9:37:05 PM
A SOMBER WORK, FILLED WITH RESIGNATION AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. THANKS FOR SHARING, MARYGRACE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Lonely Is My Heart (Poetry) - 12/10/2012 7:16:13 AM
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Lonely Is My Heart (Poetry) - 12/6/2012 6:50:27 AM
I just read your background story. You are a courageous lady and a gifted poet. I am certain Richard approves of your beautiful tribute to him. Stay strong, dear lady, till you are together again.
Lonely Is My Heart (Poetry) - 12/6/2012 4:29:07 AM
Aw! He's always with you MaryGrace...Beautifully penned!
Lonely Is My Heart (Poetry) - 12/6/2012 3:40:01 AM
he is waiting as you believe and there keeping you company in the way he can
Lonely Is My Heart (Poetry) - 12/6/2012 1:58:57 AM
SAD AND BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BRING HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART, DEAR MaryGrace!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 12/1/2012 8:11:33 AM
lovely poem ... enjoyed going through the cycle ...
A Sight To Remember (Poetry) - 12/1/2012 7:54:35 AM
a 'warm' change and a story I hope many will one day enjoy. thanks for sharing
Our House (Poetry) - 12/1/2012 7:48:24 AM
it was a beautiful visit...thank you!
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 10:19:13 AM
You have highlighted the seasons with this short but effective review.
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 4:30:44 AM
I felt like I went through a whole year. Could it be the year 2012 passed me by? Very good write, most descriptive. You have certainly captured the essence of each season. Well done.
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 1:31:15 PM
So sweetly wrought, Mary Grace, Bless you!
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 7:04:47 AM
Lovely poem, MaryGrace....every season has its blessings!
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 5:53:48 AM
"All nature comes a live,
It's a time of rebirth" Very good, MartGrace!
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 3:41:17 AM
a wonderful poem to the cycle of life on our planet
The Seasons of Earth (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 1:49:12 AM
VERY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 10:28:56 AM
There is love, then there is the kind of devotion it takes to hang tight through thick and thin. Knowing how vulnerable you both are
makes it hard not to look for excuses to split. You and your husband had the character and the courage to keep building a life together and
making sure it stayed strong. That you cherished each other! I won't pretend to know exactly how you feel, but having been happily married for more than 58 years, I grieve for you. . .and am deeply touched and inspired. Your wonderful memories will always be there to help light the way when it is dark. You and he earned them, didn't you.
Please keep Ray and me in your prayers. He is havingajor surgery Tuesday [11/20/12], and we can't help but be scared.
With admiration, respect, and affection,
xOx Phyllis xOx
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/15/2012 5:17:47 AM
this is truly moving, MaryGrace,
tugs at the heartstrings and is well
expressed into the bargain; your loss
is palpable and you have my deepest sympathy..
but you must go on, there is no other way
healing to you!
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/9/2012 9:43:31 AM
Oh my I sit here crying for the love you have for your husband! What a beautiful poem sent to Heaven that I am sure he is looking down on and sending you angel kisses! I pray God comfort you and love you wholeheartedly! We will send them again one day my friend!
What a mission statement of love! When you move other authors to feel what you write, you have captivated an audience only true authors understand!
God Bless you...thank you for moving me to tears!
Love my friend!
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 11/8/2012 6:01:07 PM
MaryGrace, the Autumnal bouquet is unmatched for sheer beauty, not unlike your beautiful poem celebrating the season - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/7/2012 2:24:56 AM
DEAR MaryGrace!!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BRING HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART EVERY DAY OF YOUR LONG LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 1:26:40 PM
This is so touching. I'm sure you miss him very much, he was a wonderful man. So sorry for your loss, but at least you have the memories!
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 10:24:21 AM
A special anniversary poem to ease the pain of missing hi
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 9:21:06 AM
MaryGrace: Your undying love and devotion for your husband will one day be your shining light that will guide you toward him, and where together you'll share an eternity. This was a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to Richard. I'm sure his heart is filled with joy.
God Bless You,
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 4:54:52 AM
these memories are beautiful and he is still smiling beside you
Our 40th Anniversary (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 3:30:44 AM
A truly lovely and truly heartfelt tribute to the Love of Your Life, MaryGrace.
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 4:02:07 PM
A beautiful ode to God's work. Well done!
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 6:16:39 PM
Mary Grace, it is so good to rejoice with you in the beauty of autumn and the glory of the Master Painter!
Hope you are well.
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 6:18:33 AM
MEMORIES...BITTER, BUT SWEET. LIKE MEDICINE...FOR THE HEART, MIND AND SOUL. THANKS FOR SHARING, MY FRIEND AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND STRENGTHEN YOU AS YOU JOURNEY ON..NEVER ALONE. LOVE AND AN ABUNDANCE OF OVERFLOWING FAITH. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 6:10:49 AM
AND WHAT AN AWESOME PAINTING, INDEED! FULL OF WONDERFUL PHRASES, VIVID IMAGERY AND GREAT RHYME SCHEME THAT SUPPORT ITS THEME TO A 'T'. BEING AWARE OF NATURE, IS BEING AWARE OF GOD. THANKS FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL SHARING, MARY GRACE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 12:16:51 PM
Beautifully written MaryGrace, I close my eyes and take it all in and thank the master painter for the gifts of season!
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 2:27:47 PM
Beautifully penned with vivid imagery, MaryGrace....a spectacle to behold indeed!
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 3:19:15 AM
VERY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 3:09:18 AM
A very lovely Ode to Autumn, MaryGrace.
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 12:02:52 PM
A beautiful, colorful poem. Let us hope that the powers that be will be able to stop mountain toping and other destructive practices so that we can get all the power we need without destroying these beautiful forests in the name of the economy.
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 7:02:38 AM
Yes, the changing of this season is always so spectacular..I love New England for this lovely nature painting!
Much peace, love and light,
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 6:11:29 AM
so beautiful, to greet the changeing of the seasons through our words to share with others. i also love the change
love and hugs
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 5:13:01 AM
a wonderful walk through autumn
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 5:06:07 AM
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 4:30:50 AM
Absolutely beautiful, MaryGrace ...
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 12:23:33 AM
Does your keyboard type auto poems? is it really you typing? It's another brilliant shiner Mary, Dunno how you do it. Well done.
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 7:45:39 PM
I loved your poem but I especially loved the last verse.
It is definately worth repeating:
"Give thanks to the master painter,
for all he shared with us.
We were once again touched by his
glory in this land we love so much."
Peace, Love and Blessings,
John Michael Domino
Autumn's Painted Quilt (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 6:56:14 PM
A lovely sharing, MaryGrace. Sadly, this autumn, because of unusual weather patterns, the colours of autumn were not able to be their best around here. Love and best wishes,
A Heavenly Birthday (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 10:06:15 AM
Bittersweet Mary. I'm sure it is comforting to have faith in his dwellings. Patrick
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 9:58:29 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Forty years is a long time to share your life with another. But he's in your heart always. Beautiful write. Take care
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 2:16:30 PM
Mary Grace, the thoughts of your sweet husband are written with the emotion of the bereaved and the fullness of your tender heart. You will be together again one day and what a heavenly reunion that will be!
Joy L. Hale
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 4:23:10 AM
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss....your words speak volumes of the love you hold in your heart for him...he'll always be with you...beautifully penned....you have a new fan!
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 4:21:29 AM
Oh my! This is so beautiful, MaryGrace! To have known a love like this is indeed a blessing...sigh....
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 5:08:43 AM
MaryGrace, one step at a time, one event at a time, we make our way through this journey of the soul wrapped in our frail human bodies - love, joy, sorrow, peace and tribulations we will all know - in our faith is where we find our, relief and salvation - I wish you peace, joy and love my dear friend - Jon Michael
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 1:43:35 PM
Dear MaryGrace!!!! This is so sad.......... I just want to cry.... MAY GOD BRING HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 10:13:13 AM
Praise you MaryGrace!
You are an inspirational light to so many others.
Peace, love and blessings,
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 8:56:49 AM
Oh Mary, I can empathise with you. The sting of death hurts like no-other. Even Jesus wept at a loss.
Your faith is strong, yet you may feel more tired than usual.
Yet, you had a love that few ever find! And what a gift that is to hold tight.
Memories in the things he loved so much, that can be so bitter sweet.
The price of love is expensive, but worth every emotional dime. This is where you'll feel the loving comforter, it really is!
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 7:46:09 AM
Yes indeed those memories will ever remanin with you, MaryGrace, but don't think that you are alone Christ is with you! Keep the faith!
Bitter Sweet Memories of You (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 6:14:56 AM
Soaked in sadness. But hang on to those memories! What a force and power your story has! well impressed!! wow'
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 10:25:16 AM
Your poem/essay is a delight to read despite its bittersweet tone, It reminds us all of our mortality, of our first purpose to show and to share love and kindness, and of our destiny to join our loved ones again in a glorious reunion in the afterlife. Your faith will sustain you, while it also helps us.
Glen , And The Angry Bee (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 6:54:17 AM
LOVED THIS, MY FRIEND...I NEEDED TO LAUGH. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WELL WRITTEN WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Majestic Sunrise (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 6:51:15 AM
THIS WORK REMINDS ONE OF HOW GOD RENEWS AND REFRESHES US WITH EACH NEW SUNRISE. THANKS FOR SHARING, MARYGRACE. I NEEDED THIS. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/14/2012 6:32:55 AM
GOD BLESS YOU, MARYGRACE, AND CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN YOU, FOR FROM YOUR WORDS...COMES FORTH THE 'BALM' OF HEALING THAT SOOTHES YOUR SEARED HEART. BEAUTIFUL! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING, MY FRIEND. LOVE AND MUCH FAITH TO YOU AND YOURS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATION
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/10/2012 4:35:46 AM
What a beautiful love you write of and are indeed blessed to have had (and to still forever have) with him, Mary Grace ~
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 3:03:15 PM
MaryGrace: I have felt the love you have in your heart yesterday, today and tomorrow for Richard and one day you will be with him. God will bring you together again. True love does transcend.
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 4:52:46 AM
MaryGrace, thank you for this poem and beauty! It brought me to tears as I remember the loss of this love too. Yes we too will see them one day when we meet them in that sweet bye and bye. Oh what a glorious day that will be! May God fill you with his peace and love till we see him face to face!
God Bless you
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 2:17:07 PM
Beautiful writing, MaryGrace...your and Richard's love still is a great example to other couples to cherish and value each other, and to express that love.
No doubt, Richard is looking forward to you being with him again, but he can be patient now, seeing from eternity's view. God will show us so many things when we meet Him and our loved ones in heaven.
Yet, He has chosen for you to stay here, carrying new burdens with His help, and reaching more individuals with your writing. Suffering adds new importance to what we say. And remember, "My strength is made perfect in weakness."
I love how you wrote about Richard's heart touching yours, and this line: "True love can and does transcend the realm of heaven and earth."
with Love and prayers,
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 2:39:06 PM
MaryGrace, Your loss is enormous and your strength shines through. I will keep you in my prayers. Deeply meaningful write which I believe anyone can relate to, but only some can fully understand. Be well, Kathy
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 2:58:29 AM
sucha true love blessed your life
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 2:49:02 AM
so beautiful marygrace and i know he surrounded you watching each loving word as it went from your wounded heart to paper.
i pray that you feel our loving Father's arms around you as he slowly heals this enourmous wound to the very soul of you...hold tight to Him with trust and keep writing. transferring pain to paper makes the healing a little easier...pat
Beyond Forever (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 9:50:30 PM
Wonderful poem that is a tribute to Richard and will touch the hearts everyone in your family.
On the last day of her life my wife told me she wanted to go home. She was in much pain. I told her that I would not fight her if she wanted to go home. Then I told her that I loved her very much and she said, "Now I know that you really do."
It's the miracle of faith. If you love someone enough to want them with you forever you have to love them even more when it's time to say goodbye knowing that we will all go home to be with The Lord eventually. When will we go home? That's the mystery of faith.
MaryGrace you have strong faith that can fill mountains. Your poem will certainly touch the lives of many. God Bless you!
Peace, love and blessings,
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 10/2/2012 4:42:42 PM
Such an exquisite release of deep wells of both grief and love, Mary Grace ~
Blessings and prayers xo
I'm Having A Bad Memory Day (Poetry) - 9/28/2012 7:05:37 AM
Sorry to hear so many in your family are suffering memory loss. I wrote a book about memory loss called "Have You Seen my Ummm....memory?" It provides advice amid great humor as you can see from the cover. Some days are better than others. May there be more of the former for you all to enjoy. Miller
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 6:00:54 PM
This is such a beautiful tribute to your husband. I am so sorry for your loss. His beautiful memories will always be with you.
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 5:26:21 AM
A beautiful tribute to true and lasting love.
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 4:05:32 AM
MaryGrace, a beautiful tribute to your husband - love transcends all my dear friend - I wish you love, peace and joy - Jon Michael
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 9:12:53 AM
A most sincere and lovely tribute well-shared via your verses, MaryGrace. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 5:27:32 AM
Embracing sweet memories and the love you shared, is when you feel him wrapped around you.. ~ beautiful~
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 5:27:20 AM
At this time, MaryGrace, be courageous! There comes day when you shall meet Richard again, and then, all your griefs and pains will vanish just like a bubble!
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 6:53:20 PM
MaryGrace, I am so sorry for your loss. This is a poignant labor of love, as much for yourself in your attempt to heal and cope, which is a good thing, and such a great tribute to someone you loved obviously, so very much. "When I think of you I remember you adn only you". yes. God be with you. Be well, Kathy
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 4:52:15 PM
beautifully expressed as you
cope with loss and grief
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 3:09:25 PM
This is a GREAT tribute to Richard. Writing is an excellent form of therapy to engage in, especially when when trying to express the loss of a loved one. I kept a daily diary of my wife and her passing and I am so glad that I did. I can look back on these tough times and I feel I am a better person now because of it. Write on MaryGrace, write on!
Peace, love and blessings,
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 2:48:10 PM
I'm reading this a little late, but it's true, an angel came to take my Tom away also 5 years ago, time does heal, but very slowing in my case---I miss him each and every day so much.
Loved this poem, it helps me get by too, and i'm saving it. Prayers go out to you with your daily struggles, may they get better and God is with you alwAYS. lOVE, PEACE TO YOU.
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 2:44:59 PM
This says it all my dear Friend, Margy Grace here on the den. i'm sypathyzing with you still and it does get better --- been 5 years now since my love left me behind.
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 2:31:02 PM
Heartbreaking, beautiful and soulful words of a missed forever love. Tears sprung to my eyes. God bless you, my dear lady.
Joy L. Hale
When I Think Of You (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 1:56:08 PM
VERY BEAUTIFUL, SWEET POEM!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/23/2012 6:46:04 PM
A writer and friend on AD wrote me to ask me to pray for you, but I had no idea of the depth of suffering you have recently gone through. I am sending my prayers and blessings to you in this time of great sorrow. May God be with you to fill the void in your life, dear Mary Grace.
Joy L. Hale
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 3:11:01 PM
He will forever be with you dear MaryGrace, watching from Heaven's window.
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 9:41:02 AM
BITTER...BUT SO SWEET. THE GLOW FROM THE SOFT EMBERS OF THE LOVE YOU SHARED HAS LIFTED YOU UP AND SO GENTLY...IS EVER LEADING YOU TO A PLACE OF PEACE AND HEALING. OF COURSE, YOU WILL NEVER FORGET SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL AS YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER, BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EMBRACE EVERY TREASURED MEMORY... WITHOUT PAIN. CHIN UP...STAY STRONG, THROUGH PRAYER. THANKS FOR SHARING, MY FRIEND. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 6:47:46 AM
The price of love and intimacy is vulnerability to the pain of losing them, and you write so beautifully of your love for him Mary Grace.
I hope his spiritual presence can comfort you somehow!
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 2:54:36 PM
MaryGrace, the love in your heart and the endless stream of fond memories you carry along with your faith will see you through this period of grieving and sorrow for your husband - my heart and love go out to you - be brave and keep your faith - I wish you love, peace and reconciliation my dear friend - Jon Michael
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 8:38:47 PM
Lovely and loving verses that stand as a testimonial of your love and a tribute to your husband. Love and blessings to you,
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 8:37:30 PM
Truly a deeply touching and meaningful sharing, MaryGrace. Love, peace, and blessings to you,
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 8:36:13 PM
I extend to you my sympathy and prayers, MaryGrace. Love and peace and blessings to you,
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 2:54:28 PM
Dear MaryGrace, this is so sad........... Liana Margiva
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 9:21:38 AM
Keep courage, MaryGrace, it's a road on which we all shall travel some day!
Love's Sweet Embrace (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 7:05:27 AM
I did read on here where he passed on, sorry, know it's hard and memories will stay with you. mine passed 5 years ago, still missing him too. Prayers are with you. Luv you. Lois
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 6:26:24 AM
Such a beautiful poem...a poem from a loving heart. Blessings.
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/18/2012 6:09:51 AM
You've written a real lovely sad tribute, MaryGrace Paterson! Nevertheless, there is hope, keep the faith, trust in God, with time your sorrows will disappear! "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." (Numbers 6: 24-26). Blessings!
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 1:30:57 PM
MaryGrace, Time will never take away the love you share..it is eternal~
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 5:07:29 PM
you are in my thoughts all the time, MaryGrace,
as you struggle to come to terms with a great loss
again, i send you healing and strength and love
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 10:31:00 AM
Grief is normal, especially after the two of you lived together for so long in a loving relationship. But it will pass and there will come a day when you feel good and have fond memories.
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/11/2012 4:22:48 PM
It must be terribly hard, Mary Grace. May God's presence be felt by you and your family as days go by. Keep writing as you feel the need. It can be helpful during such a time of loss.
To Richard, time is absent now, and I think it will seem like just an instant till you are together again. Someone once said that when my loved one is gone, He is with Jesus and Jesus is with me, so in that way, we are together. For you and Richard, this is now reality.
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/11/2012 3:22:35 PM
DEAR MaryGrace!!!! This is so sad!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/11/2012 12:05:32 PM
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WAITED, MARY GRACE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO PAINFUL THEN FOR YOU TO RE-READ AND TRANSPOSE. BUT NOW, EVEN THOUGH THE 'ACHE' IS STILL VERY MUCH THERE...YOU ARE STRONGER AND ABLE TO 'SHARE' WITH US WHAT WAS TOO PAINFUL TO SHARE BEFORE. THANK YOU, MY FRIEND AND I THANK GOD FOR THE STRENGTH AND HEALING THAT HE IS GIVING YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY...MORE AND MORE. A BEAUTIFUL WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/11/2012 8:50:49 AM
So sorry to hear this MaryGrace. May God be with you as you realize he is in a much better place.
When The Angels Came (Poetry) - 9/11/2012 6:55:00 AM
My sincere condolences and hope you draw the needed strength from the power of your children and grandchildren's love to go on...fee
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/9/2012 5:48:42 PM
Lovely and true; thank you for sharing, MaryGrace,
Love and blessings,
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/8/2012 8:35:45 AM
BITTER SWEET...AND SO FULL OF PEACE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR FEELINGS WITH PHRASES...THAT ARE SOOTHING AND FILLED WITH FAITH. YOUR 'WOUND' IS HEALING...SO BEAUTIFULLY. GOD BLESS YOU, MY SISTER. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND CONTINUED OVERFLOWING FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Living With Out You (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 5:10:02 PM
Miss my hubby on lonely nights, tears fall for me, i know the feeling exactly, it isn't easy at all. You are posting just like i did when i lost my Tom. Just keep busy, very busy.
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 5:08:52 PM
All so true, so sentimental, a good tribute to your dear one. Loved reading this, MaryGrace....
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 5:07:23 PM
Know you are grieving just as badly as i did, and still do grieve for my hubby, at times, but try to carry on life without him as best as i can as life must go on for us.
Three Months Ago (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 5:06:25 PM
I surely know the feeling, dream sweet dreams and pretend like you do also. it's hard, gets a little easier with time, but not much with me yet, 5 years Aug...love, Lois
Living With Out You (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 3:35:32 PM
MAY GOD BLESS YOU, DEAR MaryGrace!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Three Months Ago (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 3:31:40 PM
Dear MaryGrace!!!! This is very sad... MAY GOD HELP YOU EVERY DAY OF YOUR LONG LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 1:11:02 PM
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 1:18:05 AM
Stay strong, MaryGrace,
and know that your friends love you
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 9:09:18 AM
We can only imagine the emotions that ran through your head as you wrote this poem, but it feels peaceful, lovely, and a little sad too.
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 7:56:23 AM
You pour out your heart in a beautiful way. I believe we come together in the end.
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 3:09:15 AM
Sad and beautiful poem!!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU, DEAR MaryGrace!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Rainbow's End (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 2:40:04 AM
I know how much you loved rainbows and when I see one in the sky, I will think of you, and remember our love that was so strong and true .
Truly heartfelt sentiments, MaryGrace. And I hope you see many rainbows in the days ahead.
Lost And Alone (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 5:53:14 PM
YOUR WORDS SKETCH A PICTURE WHICH CONVEYS THE TRAVISTY AND CRUELTY OF THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE. VERY WELL SAID. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
A Special Prayer (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 5:41:04 PM
THANK YOU, MARY GRACE...THIS SPECIAL PRAYER IS SO UNSELFISH. IT IS INSPIRING AND SO FULL OF FAITH AND HOPE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
A Moment In Time (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 5:24:46 PM
THERE IS NOTHING THAT GOD CANNOT DO...SO OFTEN HE REACHES OUT TO US THROUGH THE BEAUTY OF NATURE AND IMPARTS HIS PRICELESS PEACE TO US. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS LOVELY WORK. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GIFT. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE & HIS INSPIRATIONS
Living With Out You (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 11:05:41 PM
It's been almost two months since my husband died. I don't cry every day now, but I still miss him so very much! My life has changed dramatically and it's very hard to face each day with out him.. Thanks for all your kind words....M
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 4:07:01 AM
this is so very beautiful! I am so sorry for your loos, my friend, may peace and love surround you.
Three Months Ago (Poetry) - 9/1/2012 4:17:52 AM
"...SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I CAN'T DO IT ANY MORE..." THOUGH SUCH TIMES 'SEEMS LIKE' THE WORSE TIMES, THEY ARE NOT. FOR THESE TIMES ARE THE TIMES WHEN WE REALIZE SOMETHING; JESUS IS CARRYING US. THE WORD OF GOD SAYS, 'WHEN WE ARE WEAK, THEN...HE IS STRONG'. WE DON'T REALIZE HOW STRONG HE IS, REALLY, UNTIL WE GET TO A PLACE WHERE WE CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE AND WE ALLOW HIM TO DO IT ALL. YOU ARE BEING KEPT AND STRENGTHENED BY THE HEAVEN'S BEST. IN FACT, ITS IRONIC; YOU AND RICHARD BOTH OF BEING KEPT BY HEAVEN'S BEST; RICHARD-SAFE IN HIS ARMS IN HEAVEN AND YOU-SAFE IN ARMS ON EARTH. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU 'PRESS ON' THROUGH THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD IN YOUR LIFE. THANKS FOR SHARING, MARYGRACE. MUCH LOVE, BLESSINGS AND A CONTINUED ABUNDANCE OF FAITH...OVERFLOWING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 9/1/2012 4:00:03 AM
YES...PRAISE GOD! THE LOVE THAT GOD GAVE YOU THROUGH RICHARD...WILL 'NEVER' CEASE! MAY IT CONTINUE TO HEAL YOU AND STRENGHTEN AS IT 'COMES TO YOU ON ANGEL WINGS'...JUST WHEN YOU NEED COMFORTING THE MOST. GOD BLESS YOU, MY FRIEND...I CAN HEAR THE POWER OF 'FAITH' IN YOUR WORDS...AS YOU 'PRESS ON'...YOUR JOURNEY. MAY THE LOVE OF JESUS CONTINUE TO 'OVERFLOW' AND CARRY YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY. THANKS FOR SHARING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 8/31/2012 7:31:30 AM
I thought of many things to say about your kind heart loving poem.
I lost my first wife and all I can say is that life is so fragile.
The best way is to be thankful and show others how much you care.
Then call on the Lord and handle life each day with prayer.
Love, peace and blessings,
Come To Me On Angel Wings (Poetry) - 8/31/2012 2:47:50 AM
VERY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! AND VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! May GOD HELP YOU, DEAR MaryGrace!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Three Months Ago (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 4:41:42 PM
I am so sorry about your dear husband. May God comfort and give you peace of mind. There will come a day when you wake up and smell the roses again. God bless you.
Many blessings and love,
Three Months Ago (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 3:22:56 PM
(((HUGS))) and prayers!
Love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Three Months Ago (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 8:16:05 AM
This is so sad. But like you wrote, writing about it helps relieve the sorrow.
Living With Out You (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 6:28:39 AM
death does not kill off the spirit ... yes, we miss the bodily, emotional presence of a loved one but we shouldn't forget death is a state of transformation ... though it is natural to miss them, memories. can help keep them alive ..
Living With Out You (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 7:40:22 PM
Dear MaryGrace...I truly feel the ache within your heart and soul but realize that your strength in believing in our Creator is more important now than ever in order for you to see your loved ones, including Richard, again.
Home At Last (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 2:29:14 AM
'home'...something to look forward to. thanks....
I'm Just Checking In (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 2:24:33 AM
thank you for reminding me. asa
The Last Time I Saw You (Poetry) - 8/13/2012 6:20:04 PM
MaryGrace, my thoughts for you are late but not diminished my dear friend - my deepest sympathy to you - never give up your faith - may you find peace and may love be always with you - Jon Michael