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***If I Knew***


***If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.


If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door,

I would give you a hug and a kiss and call you back for one more.


If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,

I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.


If I knew it would be the last time, I would spare an extra minute or two, and stop

to say that "I Love You," instead of assuming that you know I do.


If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day,

well, I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let this one slip away.


For surely there's is always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,

and we always get a second chance to make everything all right.


There will always be another day to say our "I Love You's,"

and certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's."


But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,

I'd like to say how much I Love you and hope we never forget.


Tomorrow isn't promised to anyone, young or old alike,

And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.


So, if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug or kiss,

And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.


So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear,

Tell them how much you love them,

And that you'll always hold them dear.


Take the time to say, "I'm sorry", " please forgive me", "thank you", or

"It's okay."

And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.***


~Author Unknown~

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{{Follow Your Dreams}}

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Follow your dreams to the end of the rainbow,

your fortune can appear in the image of many things.

Some look for their happiness in the form of money,

while others can see it in a bird as it sings.


It all comes down to the state of our attitude,

what we think is really important in life.

Is it what we own in possessions that count,

or what is in our heart for our family, friends, husband or wife?


Look all around you at what makes up the content of your days,

and if you still think that your rainbow is too far out of reach,

then you need to understand all that matters,

comes from what we learn and teach.


So remember to follow your dreams to the end of the rainbow,

'cause your fortune may appear one surprising day.

Take what it offers and use it wisely,

for its riches will reward you in a very special way...

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***If I Could Catch A Rainbow***


If I could catch a rainbow

I would do it just for you,

And share with you its beauty

On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain

You could call your very own,

A place to find serenity

A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles

I would toss them in the sea,

But all those things I'm finding

Are impossible for me.

I can not build a mountain

Or catch a rainbow fair,

But let me be what I know best

A friend that's always there...


{Author unknown}

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Happiness is like a butterfly.

If you chase it, it will elude you;

but if you leave it alone to be free on its own,

it will come back to sit softly on your shoulder,

when you least expect it to!!


If you Love something, set it free.

If it comes back, it is yours.

If it doesn't, it was never meant to be!!


~~*Thought for the day*~~

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~~*Antoine de aint-Exupery*~~

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{ In Memory of T.K. Conger and Mary Lucille }

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"My Dad Is Gone"

~~*My Dad is gone, he's not with us now.

It's too late to say, ' I Love you', or even think about it now.

'Cause thinking brings heartaches and tears of regret,

Just wishing for things I can't bear to think of yet...

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Sure wish I'd have gotten down on my knees in that direction,

With my Dad who did it in spite of the hurt.

To pull a weed, a thousand or two,

To keep his garden as God wanted him to.

So spotless and clean, he was proud as could be,

To show off his spot, to all who'd just come and see...

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He grew taters, onions, turnips and corn,

Cabbage and collards and tomatoes, enough for a barn.

A little he kept, but most he gave away...

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He loved his swing, under that old orange tree,

So full of oranges, it was a sight to see.

I'd sit there with him on my visits so rare,

And look at his hands so work-worn with care...-worn with care...

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I miss my Dad as tears fill my eyes,

He was far from perfect, but so 'am I.

God looks at the heart, which humans can't do,

So quick to judge and criticize too...

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I'll see my Dad again, I know,

'Cause God in his word has told me so.

My heart sings for joy,

He's alive. All is well!

And with Jesus he's safe,

This I can tell...

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So now as I sing, "Amazing Grace,"

I see my Dad as memories race.

Here, all is still, all is quiet where he use to be.e to be. 

No more pain, no more death.

For my Dad,

Just Victory!*~~

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{ Author: Mary Lucille }

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~~*My mother Mary and mother-in-law, Mary Lucille,

Cannot lose the place they hold within our hearts,

Their Love is all around us,

As it has been from the start...

Even though we miss them,

It should comfort us to know,

That their memory will be with us,

Wherever we may go...*~~

{ We will always Love, miss and think about all of those

who have gone before us...Miss you Richie!}

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"Our sincere sympathy goes out to the families of

Wendell and Aunt Elsie, who passed away.

Our thoughts and prayers

are with you all today."


Visit this site for a prayer:



~~~Guide to a Happy Relationship~~~

  1. Once each day, say one kind or complimentary thing to each other.  

  2. If one of you has to win an argument, remember it doesn't have to be you.

  3. Never shout at each other. Always speak softly.

  4. Never be angry at the same time.

  5. If you criticize, do it lovingly, and in private.

  6. Never bring up mistakes of the past. Only its pleasures.

  7. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

  8. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.

  9. Always be as willing to forgive as you are to be forgiven.

  10. It takes two to quarrel, and the one in the wrong, is usually the one who does the most talking.

  11. Take time to listen to each other. Really listen.

  12. Learn to compromise...      


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~~~*Once in a Lifetime *~~~

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Once in a lifetime you find someone special.

Your lives intermingle and somehow you know

this is the beginning of all you have longed for.

A love you can build on, a love that will grow.

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Once in a lifetime to those who are lucky,

a miracle happens and dreams all come true.

I know it can happen~~~

It happened to me!

For I've found that once in a lifetime,

with you...

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Music: "Open Arms"