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Jaycie's Chest
by Dave Harm
Thursday, December 30, 2004
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Jaycie is my 21 month old grand-daughter. When you speak of Christmas miracles she is one! At the age of six months, she had a liver transplant. To see her today, you would never know it. For Christmas, I made her a toy chest and wrote her this poem. I know her Mom and Dad, will put away the poem until she is old enough to understand it all. Hopefully, this chest will last her a lifetime. The story of our Christmas is called "A Successful Revelation," and can be found in my short stories. Jaycie is also the reason 10% of my royalties from the sale of "Damaged Merchandise" will go to the University of Nebraska-Omaha Lied Transplant Center.

A chest for Jaycie.
Handmade, sanded, stained, and varnished!
For now, to hold all your little friends.
Dolls, cups, blocks, and books,
The possibilities will never end.
Toys, for your young mind.
Creating games and adventures,
Only you'll understand,
All of the time!

As the years go by,
Your little toys,
Will be pushed aside.
Hopefully though, your chest,
Will stay alive!

Changed from toys, to hopes and dreams.
Traditions and heirlooms, placed inside.
From Mom and Dad,
And Grandparents, too!
Memories and treasures,
Given and created, just for you!

We're sure you'll find some flaws.
But, we hope you realize,
Our love for you, is above all laws.
Yeah, we're not perfect,
But we do our best.
And when you entered this family,
We knew, we were truly blessed.

Merry Christmas 2004,
Grandma and Grandpa Harm

(c)2004 Dave Harm

Dave Harm
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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/18/2005
lovely read
Reviewed by Faye Enno (Reader) 1/9/2005
Touching write..enjoyed greatly. :)
Reviewed by Linda Roman 1/4/2005
very touching....
you have been blessed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/2/2005
She is a Miracle; and she is a cutie! Wonderful write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Happy New Year to you; may 2005 be your best year EVER!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/2/2005
A most soul-reaching creation of love, Dave. Well done. Happy New Year. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by George Jackson 12/31/2004
Thank you for posting this, Dave. Miracles do happen, if we look hard enough.
Reviewed by Michael Charles Messineo 12/31/2004
Dave, Wonderful heartfelt words!!!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/30/2004
Oh what a wonderful tribute this is!!

God Bless your family!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/30/2004
Wonderful beautiful tribute that I am sure she will treasure like she will treasure the box you have made her.
Reviewed by A PAX 12/30/2004
Grandpa did a good job!
On the chest, the poem and the lovely feeling he allowed us to share at AD....all the best to you.........A
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 12/30/2004
Thank you Dave for reminding me once again that you are indeed a wonderful soul and God Bless.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/30/2004
Dave through misty eyes I'm thanking the Lord for this precious grandaughter of yours. I also put in a good word for the granpa who made the chest and the grandma who I'm sure helped;-) What a great story to share at christmastime. thank you. Jaycie will have this poem to treasure along with the chest. Happy New Year to all! Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 12/30/2004

what a beautiful
conceptual piece

i hope she has
the ability to
not only value
but keep it through

Reviewed by Lori Moore 12/30/2004
Ok, tissue time. Wonderful poetry. Thanks for sharing it.

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