Love & Family

Have A Heart: Not a Valentine Heart, But a Real Heart

Have A Heart: Not a Valentine Heart, But a Real Heart

“Be a gift. Have a heart . . . your life will live again.” Over 20 years ago, a child was born with a defective heart.  Within a few days of his birth, he underwent a heart transplant, and his parents suffered and prayed and cried and hoped and hoped some more.  And thanks to […]

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Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon!

Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon!

Written by on January 19, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Love & Family with 0 Comments

  Don’t Wait Too Long! Did you know that an estimated one billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year? That women purchase 85% of the Valentine’s Day cards? That men purchase 100% of the cards sold between noon and 7 PM each Valentine’s Day? (Okay. I made that up!) Did you know that the […]

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A Heart That Sings

A Heart That Sings

Written by on February 14, 2013 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

On this Valentine’s Day, remember why you fell in love, and think about what you can do to stay there. But, it’s important to keep your heart happy too, both you and your loved one, and your family. And sometimes that takes professional help. Here is a poem for those who are having or facing […]

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How Could We Have Ever Known?

How Could We Have Ever Known?

Written by on February 6, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions, Wedding & Love Poems with 0 Comments

  A real life love poem. For Valentine’s Day. For love. For a wedding. For my wedding. For my beautiful wife. From almost 24 years ago.  She’s still the best.  Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetie! The best thing I ever did.  How could we have ever known?   How Could We Have Ever Known?   How […]

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May This Love: Valentine’s Day

May This Love: Valentine’s Day

Written by on January 31, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions with 0 Comments

                      Here is another poem to celebrate love, in honor of Valentine’s Day.  Called “May This Love,” the poem was originally commissioned as a gift for a newly married couple.  Happy Valentine’s Day, especially to those who get married or engaged on February 14!  Insert […]

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Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Written by on January 22, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions with 0 Comments

    A Thousand Dreams: A Love Poem   I have seen the spectrum of rainbows cross the sky, showing every color to discerning eye. I have touched the endless waves of seas upon the shore– a hypnotizing rhythm always changing yet the same as it ever was before.     I have smelled the […]

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The Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure is this Weekend

The Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure is this Weekend

Written by on October 11, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, Love & Family with 0 Comments

This coming Sunday, October 14, is the JDRF Walk in Chicago.  Walk.  And donate what you can. In a very strange political climate,  it is more important than ever that those who most need our help receive it. This includes, especially, those children who have special needs for medical care, educational needs, physical therapy, and mental health care. This […]

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That You Remember Me: An Alzheimer’s Poem

That You Remember Me: An Alzheimer’s Poem

Written by on September 15, 2012 in Love & Family with 0 Comments

It is World Alzheimer’s Month. Donate to Alzheimer’s Research. http://www.alzfdn.org/     Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are frightening and devastating diagnoses for victims and their families.  How frightening it must be to know that the mind is failing.  I think the worst thing would be that, as the victim recognizes that he or she is having […]

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Back to School!

Back to School!

“For You, Our Child” This is for all the students who are returning to school, and their parents. I hope you like it!     You are the child of our love and the vision in our dreams. You are curious, strong and beautiful, and filled with such potential. We long to see you when […]

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All That Is Beautiful

All That Is Beautiful

One more graduation poem for a daughter:  All That Is Beautiful. Congratulations, Class of 2012! All that is beautiful, you take it all in: stars in the heavens; sweet morning dew. Life is to live—not lose or win— and no one loves life as much as you. See the world with your own eyes; there […]

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