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It's so hard at times to continue with such pain,

everyone always say it's all the same,

When in reality it's not 

What did you say? You forgot?

let me tell you a story

it won't be all sad, but it is my story

that makes me happy n full of glory

for all I have conquered and for all I have done

I just got a medal saying I have won

I feel...


i often wonder what it would be like to have not been hurt or cry

i often wonder where would I like to be and there's not a why,

it just is, and was and all turned out great

just celebrated our 14th year of what was faith

I knew someday I would be happy again

i just wasn't sure how or when

So here I am I've become known 

So here I am I'm all grown...


How do they celebrate Christmas in heaven?

Do the angels sing in harmony

Is there such a thing as a Christmas tree

I wonder do you think of me

On this most special day?

I remember how we'd celebrate

The things we bought the food we ate

The excitement with which we'd wait

For this most special day.

Now I must spend it on my own



Ah, the holidays.

Halls, houses, and lawns are decked with festive decorations. Kitchens are filled with delightful, savory aromas. The air is laced with laughter, familiar music, and the tinkling of Salvation Army bells. 

The holiday spirit is everywhere. 



I find that most grievers are surprised by their grief. By the depth of it, the longevity of it, and the inflexibility of it.

On the one hand it seems obvious why we suffer so intensely after...


This journey that I have been on, for eight years since it began.

Has been ever so difficult to believe and difficult to understand.

You and I were still so young and still so very much in love.

Without any warning, in a blink of an eye, God took you to heaven above.

This tragedy has happened and I can't change it if I try,

So I keep trusting in the Lord above and...


You get your hopes up that this year, finally, Christmas will be so happy for everyone. 

The death of your Loved One happened more than...


The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who are grieving. Many bereaved have difficulty understanding and managing their grieving process. This may be because the holidays are a reminder of the people who should be at the holiday table, but are not. Their absence remains, even as the years pass. This rings true particularly if your loved one died during this season, or if this is...


I wouldnt ever believe where I am today

I wont look back n live in yesterday

There is a path we choose

whether we win or loose

remember the choice is up to you

as I get older and realize what's true

is that no one or nothing would know what to do

i have climbed mountains, I've conquered fears

chasing after dreams as wiping away the tears



What Can I say about a man so great

for all I saw and all I ate

katz's deli and momma Mia's too

this is one of the reasons 

why I love you

More than a grandpa, a father figure too

you taught me so much about life and what not to do

you fixed my mistakes as well as teaching me 

How to lose a battle , but win the war that's true



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