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Janet Marie
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0 posted 06-08-2000 01:30 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

Hey guys...
Butterfly has told me Shane is very sick again and may face surgery...
I know he and his family could use our prayers again.


My heart hangs heavy tonight...
I feel guilty and helpless with in.
I sit here worrying about my trivial life,
while a child fights a battle he may not win.

Why do these things happen...
it just cant be part of a plan.
I wish I knew all the answers,
I wish someone could help me understand.

How does a mother do it,
how does she find the strength to deal,
A mother's love is supposed to work magic,
a mother's love is supposed to heal.

I just cant begin to imagine,
the things she must carry with her every day.
She must be so amazingly strong,
I admire her in every way.

And then there is this beautiful child,
so innocent and kind.
Why should he have to suffer like this...
these questions have no answers that I can find.

Why does life offer such painful realities,
why do some have so much, while others have it all taken away.
Sometimes I want to scream and yell,
sometimes I feel so helpless when all I can do is pray.

But I know its all out of our hands...
we have to hold strong in our faith and trust.
We have to pray that a miracle will happen
we have to pray the reasons will be just.

So tonight Lord, I ask of you ... just this one thing,
Please watch over this family,
~take care of our friend Shane.~
All of Passions prays with me,
We live in your grace and glory ...in your light we remain.

Janet Marie


                          


I wanted to invite anyone who wants to offer a poem or prayer or wish, please feel free to use this thread.I would be honored to share it with any of you.
take care, jm

© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Ethan Halo
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since 04-28-2000
Posts 820
on the roof again


1 posted 06-08-2000 02:56 AM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

JM-
this was amazingly beautiful.

Butterfly & Shane-
My thoughts are with you today. I know it sounds corny, but trust that the universe is unfolding as it should. Good luck.

-Love an Light,
        Ethan Halo
EagleOne
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since 03-07-2000
Posts 2858
Between a laugh and a tear...


2 posted 06-08-2000 03:16 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Janet, there is little I can add as your words echo my feelings. Shane will continue to be in my prayers.

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


tracie66
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since 01-18-2000
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3 posted 06-08-2000 05:35 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Janet...Shane and his family will be in my prayers.
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Kit McCallum
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4 posted 06-08-2000 06:10 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I've attached a verse I wrote not long ago for someone who had many of the same thoughts you posed in such a loving and delicate way Janet Marie ...  *My prayers are with Butterfly and Shane.  

  The Gift of Life

  Born to this world,
  They come to us as quiet blessings;
  A gift that is bestowed upon us to hold dear.

  Fragile, innocent and dependent,
  They touch our hearts as only a child can do;
  And with love, we cherish and treasure them, as only a mother can.

  We sometimes question God’s plan
  As we struggle with the delicate and frail balance of illness;
  Never fully understanding why our lives were touched in this way.

  And as we rest, in the tranquil and serene moments
  While keeping a watchful and tired gaze over our loved one,
  A peaceful understanding develops that we are indeed blessed.

  And whether we are blessed with a lifetime of caring,
  Or just a fleeting treasured moment that passes all too quickly,
  Our lives will be forever enriched by the times we share together.

  For even amongst the difficulties and heartbreak,
  Drifts the knowledge that “we” were chosen for this young life,
  For they needed someone special to love and comfort them through life’s trials.

  Take comfort that God has chosen "you" to be that special one.

Best wishes and prayers,
/Kit McCallum



[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 06-08-2000).]
Butterflies_dont_cry
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5 posted 06-08-2000 07:26 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Jan,
You are an angel...."thank you" isn't
enough although it's all that I have so
Thank you for this and for your prayers.
  
And to all that have read this and offer
prayers....Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO Much, as
we found out last time our prayers did
matter and they did help, this time is much worse ....so tell a friend      

Thank you again J.M.  I Love you so much for this....
by the way your halo is showing    
Kit* what a beautifully written poem, thank you for sharing this, I appreciate so much.




[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 06-08-2000).]
Danny Holloway
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6 posted 06-08-2000 09:31 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Janet Marie, beautiful poem! What a wonderful, caring heart you have!
My thoughts and prayers to Shane and family!
Danny


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Aimster
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7 posted 06-08-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Janet
this is even more beautiful the
second time i read it. once again
you show the reasons why i love you so
much.

Butterflies DC
please know my thoughts and prayers
are with Shane and his family. I have
also asked my Mom to watch over them.
She's an angel in heaven and helps me
through some of my toughest times.

I'd write some inspirational poem right
now but my muse seems to have left me
at the moment. please just know that my
thoughts are with all of you!

Love and God Bless!
~Amy~


 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



Danny Holloway
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8 posted 06-08-2000 01:15 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

back to the top with this one!
GET WELL SHANE!
Butterflies_dont_cry
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since 03-06-2000
Posts 3768
Michigan


9 posted 06-08-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

All of you are the reason that this place called Passions is a family   Thank you for being so kind and free with your get well
Prayers!!
I'm reposting the beginning of Shane's story here for those of you who don't know who this very special young man is.

"Pooh"....Shane  is my very dear friends 16 year old son, he and I have formed a bond that hold me like a vice.  Shane was rushed this evening back to the university hospital.  He is awaiting his second liver transplant, he has the same disease that recently took Walter Payton's life.  I have one other small request for the family of Passions.....no matter what belief you have or what God you pray to....please say one tonight for my "Pooh".  Thank you all.  

Oh No....Please not my sweet "Pooh"
Sirens race you to E.R.
I beg....plead...scream...pray..... .why you?
You're so weak...... my fading star

Just sixteen...so very young
But those eyes have seen so much
To Deaths door once....But life clung
When will it all be to much?

Few have the GIFT of one chance
Now...How dare we ask for two?
Up to the heavens I glance
I weep...as my arms hold you.

Mental photos...closed eyes....drift.......
Happy face, eyes bright and clear.
All that gone...You've had one GIFT
One precious chance.....just last year.

The rejection has begun
and now the painful wait.
As I watch the rising sun
Please..... don't let the GIFT come late

An inner battle rages strong
To recieve....one must pass on
This all seems so very wrong
Please "Pooh".....I pray....just hang on.

It's so hard to believe  now
To think........ the unthinkable
But if you'll just please allow
Please remain.........unsinkable

As I hold "pooh"'s yellow  hand  
I hear the nurse's words come
From what seems a distant land
"They have said No"........I go numb.

Many complications have arisen for Shane in the last few days, so once again I ask for your prayers.  Thank you all.


[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 06-08-2000).]
 
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