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Friends are Like Angels

 

Who brighten our days.

In all kinds of wonderful,

Magical ways.

Their thoughtfulness comes,

As a gift from above.

And we feel we're surrounded,

By warm, caring love.

Like upside-down rainbows,

Their smiles bring the sun.

And they fill ho-hum moments,

With laughter and fun.

Friends are like angels,

Without any wings.

Blessing our lives,

With the most precious things.

These are just a few of the children of the moms I have met along this journey which I pray for each and every day. The support each and every one gives me has been a blessing. It doesn't matter how long you have been on the journey the missing piece of these loved ones always remain. Some of the wonderful moms I have no pictures of their loved one but my heart and prayers are with all the amazing moms I have met. Love and hugs! To each and every one! Love, Patti Dustin's Mom

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"PLEASE SAY THEIR NAMES"

 

The time of concern is over. No longer are we asked how we're doing. Never are the names of our children mentioned to us. A curtain descends. The moment has passed. Lives slip from frequent recall. There are exceptions: close and compassionate friends, sensitive and loving family. Still look. Still ask. Still listen. Thank God for them. For most, the drama is over. The spotlight is off. Applause is silent. But for us the play will never end. The effects on us are timeless. What can be said, you ask? Please say "their names" to us.

Love does not die.

 

Their names are written on our lives. The sound of their voices replay within our minds. You may feel they are dead. We feel they are of the dead and still they live. They ghost-walk our souls, beckoning in future welcome. You say, "They were our children"; we say, " They are". Please say "their names" to us

and say "their names" again.

 

It hurts to bury their memory in silence. What they were in flesh is no longer with us. What they are in spirit stirs within us always. They were of our past but they are part of our now. They are our hope for the future. Please understand we cannot forget. We would not if we could. We know that you cannot know, yesterday we were like you. Understand that we dwell in both flesh and spirit. We do not ask you to walk this road. The ascent is steep and the burden heavy. We walk it not by choice. We would rather walk it with them in the flesh, looking not to spirit worlds beyond. We are what we have to be. What we have lost, you cannot feel. What we have gained you may not see. Please say "their names" for they are alive.

 

We will meet them again, although in many ways we’ve never parted. Their spirits play light songs, appear in sunrises and sunsets. They are real and shadow, they were and they are. Please say "their names" to us and say "their names" again. They are our children and we love them as we always did. More each day.

PLEASE, SAY THEIR NAMES

 

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Friends

 

Packing up the dreams God planted,

In the fertile soil of you.

Can't believe the hopes He's granted

Means a chapter in your life is through.

But we'll keep you close as always,

It won't even seem you've gone.

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways,

Will keep the love that keeps us strong.

 

 

Chorus

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them.

And a friend will not say never,

'Cause the welcome will not end.

Though it's hard to let you go,

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

With the faith and love God's given

Springing from the faith we know,

We will pray the joy you live in

Is the strength that now you show.

 

But we'll keep you close as always,

It won't even seem you've gone.

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways,

Will keep the love that keeps us strong.

 

 

Chorus

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them.

And a friend will not say never,

'Cause the welcome will not end.

Though it's hard to let you go,

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them.

And a friend will not say never,

'Cause the welcome will not end.

Though it's hard to let you go,

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

Words and Music by Michael W. Smith and Deborah D. Smith

1982

 

Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People
 that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!
"When someone you love becomes a memory,
that memory becomes a treasure!"

pdrawls1956@consolidated.net

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2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.