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WTBAKELAR
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“I miss her so much”, She said to me,
As tears slipped from her eye,
I can’t imagine the Holidays this year,
I feel so sad; I can’t help but cry,

She loved to give and plan and scheme,
For everyone, some special gift,
If it took all year, or just a minute,
She’d do her best to fulfill your wish,

The Holidays would bring her such happiness,
Not just in the getting and giving,
It was gathering her loved ones close,
That was her great joy in living,

It’s going to be so hard without her,
Christmas just wont be the same,
But the greatest gift she ever gave us,
Is the family we became.



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1 posted 12-12-2008 11:33 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Beautiful and touching , I miss my mother especially at Christmas time


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I like the ending May your family have a merry Christmas. Mark
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3 posted 12-12-2008 01:48 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

This is a beautiful poem thst reminds us all of the someone me miss at Christmas time.

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4 posted 12-12-2008 02:09 PM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

nice ending...it touches a part of the heart that's made for missing...thank you for sharing
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I am glad that I stopped to read.  Thank you for reminding me of what is important.  We can never really hear this message too much.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Alison
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Ditto to Alison's remarks WT, she told it well. Have a happy Xmas my friend and keep smiling.

Lindsay
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7 posted 12-14-2008 10:14 PM       View Profile for YoungatHeart2   Email YoungatHeart2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for YoungatHeart2

I loved this poem.
Thank you for sharing this personal event in your life. Writing about a lost loved one at this time of year helps to deal with the emptiness.
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8 posted 12-15-2008 10:32 AM       View Profile for WTBAKELAR   Email WTBAKELAR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WTBAKELAR

Thank you all for your kind words.
We lost my Mother-in-Law just a few months ago. I have been part of that family for 12 years and I miss her more that expected.
My Wife and her sisters are having a really hard time with Christmas.
I wrote this to help them remember what their mother gave them.

Love to all and rememeber to keep your loved ones close, especially at this time of year.

Have a very Merry Christmas

Love and poetic wishes to all   WT.
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I lost my dad in May, and I can't even think about it right now. He was my rock.
I'm sorry your wife and her sisters are hurting, missing. Remembering her this way is very sweet.I'm sure one the "girls" will pick up the torch and carry on the gathering  
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touching poem , this woman is beautiful , as you say to give is a joy for the "giver".

thanks for the beautiful poem.

yann
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Very beautiful poem. I'm sorry for your lose.
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