Graduation

A celebration...
A time for looking back on lessons learned,
adventures share, bright moments filled
with special meaning.

A farewell...
A time for saying goodbye to old friends,
to good times you've known... a time for
packing away memories, treasures for tomorrow

A beginning...
A time for looking forward, a time to set new goals,
to dream new dreams, to try your wings and see
what lies beyond
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If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
But know we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you’ll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you’ll always stay
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Life's Clock

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just where the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed:
To lose one's health is more:
To lose one's soul is such a loss
As no man can restore.
The present only is our own,
Live, Love, toil with a will --
Place no faith in 'tomorrow' --
For the clock may then be still.
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A Nurse's Prayer

Let me dedicate my life today
to the care of those
who come my way.
Let me touch each one
with healing hand
and the gentle art
for which I stand.
And then tonight
when day is done,
O let me rest in peace
if I helped just one...
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Grief

There is a grief that ages the face
and hardens the heart
Yet softens the spirit…
A grief that casts shadows on the eyes
Yet broadens the mind…
A grief that keeps the pain and has no words
But increases the understanding…
There is a grief that breaks the heart and wounds the soul,
That lasts and lasts and can shatter in a minute,
But will inspire for a lifetime.
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Life's Trials

I know that there has been so much
that you have been through.
Life sometimes hands us challenges to
test our ability and courage.
Your illness has been a very trying experience,
I know, but you have shown so much faith and
strength in everything you've been through.
I'm so glad that you are almost over this
trial, and that you will soon be able to get back
to the things you enjoy and the people you love.
I am so proud of you, and glad that you are going
to be well again soon.

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Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the
beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each
scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him,
and the other belonged to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the
footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his
life, there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened
at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it, "LORD,
you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there
is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed you
most you would leave me."
The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and would
never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see
only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
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Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your home,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And the light of friendship guide your paths together,
And until we meet again,
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May green be the grass you walk on.
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
And when eternity beckons, at the end of a life heaped high with love, May you know the hand of a friend was always near.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts.
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