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Comment by Debbie Treadway on September 25, 2010 at 9:59pm
Yvonne, the poem is beautiful. It brings me great comfort. I am going to share it with some more of my family that are hurting also after the lose of my dear husband.
Comment by Marlena on September 25, 2010 at 2:06pm
Basia,
I don't think you need to worry about your daughter writing poems about death and getting into Heaven. It's great that she is expressing herself. What better way to let her feelings out than to write about them. She will be stronger (I know we all hate that word) in the end for having faced her sadness than if she were to hold it in.

Our son was 13 when his Dad died I keep trying to get him to start a journal about how he feels, but he is not interested. We can talk about Dad all the time, the things he did, how he would be laughing at us for the silly things we do, but Nick cannot talk about how he FEELS about losing Dad. I wish he would because I think it will help him in the long run.
So, I think your little one is doing great and by you encouraging her to use her creativity to express herself...she's one lucky little girl to have you.
Comment by Marlena on September 25, 2010 at 1:53pm
Yvonne,
Thank you for sharing the poem; it is beautiful.
We all need to hear/read this to hopefully give us each a little peace.
Comment by Nancy Satterthwaite on September 25, 2010 at 12:56pm
Yvonne,
This was beautiful......it gave me much peace. Thank you for sharing. A dear friend of mine lost her Mother this morning, I shared it with her, I know it will give her comfort too.
Nancy
Comment by Yvonne on September 25, 2010 at 12:12pm
Kay,
Yes you may use the letter. It has brought me a lot of comfort and i hope by sharing it others can find some too.
Comment by Kay Arcuni on September 25, 2010 at 10:19am
I'm sorry Yvonne I should have asked you if it would be OK to share this outside of the site. Thank you for the wonderful letter.
Comment by Kay Arcuni on September 25, 2010 at 10:13am
Virginia, That letter is exactly who my husband is. If you don't mind i would like to share it outside of this site. I think our friends and family would find comfort in it. His loss is terrible for me but it has affected everyone he was close to very much. Thank you
Comment by Basia on September 25, 2010 at 9:38am
Speakin of poems.... Last January my little girl was writing poems about ducks and bunnies. Now she's writing about death and dying and saint Peter letting get into heaven. She's only 9 and I don't know if this a good way of expressing her sorrow or should I be worried. Her dad got sick on her 9th birthday and a week later they told us that he has 2 months left. I guess she has to deal with this somehow but it worries me.
Comment by Virginia on September 25, 2010 at 9:01am
Yvonne, wow that was beautifull and on point thanks for sharing it. hugs to you
Comment by Yvonne on September 25, 2010 at 1:28am
Thanks Randolph I need a hug tonight.
 

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