|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|What a touching, encouraging message for your brother. You can see hope and potential in his future, even while he is hurting and grieving for this time. I love the line, "You can't let go, not when you've been called to be a leader to the people you've yet to meet."
With your love and your prayers, he will make it!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Loving and encouraging; your verses are truly a gift for your brother, Bernice. Love and blessings to you,
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Hopefully that light under his feet will help to light his path back to hope and smiles that radiate from his heart.
|Reviewed by Charlie
|Wisdom here in these lines. I see vividly the light under those feet. Walk on light...that's beautiful.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It is often easy to lose our smiles and lose our way but with enough love from those around us, we can be guided back to where we left it or even to a place where we can find a brand new one. You are doing right just by loving your brother and letting him know it often...
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|I hope Dion-Albert is listening to you, Bernice; I certainly am.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|This is so beautiful and may your brother find peace in his heart...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|This is so sweet and sincere...but true love never will lose its smile, and that love is through His grace...as I have been told...this too will pass...compassion filled write...well done
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Know how your brother feels, Bernice - my world totally turned upside down when my big, strong Daddy died - hard to smile when the one who loved you, was there for you, no longer there -
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Still trying to recover -
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Very well constructed with helping a brother in mind. We can hurt when someone so dear to us dies, but we cannot give into that hurt or it will destroy us.|
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Your love for your brother clearly comes through in this beautiful poem, Bernice! I hope Dion-Albert keeps this close to his heart always.
Blessings and Love - Micke
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Heartfelt write, Bernice; powerfully penned! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|"I Lost my Smile" is a powerful statement about living.
Our attitude, our emotional state, our feelings about our situation--real or imagined--are remarkably influential in how we deal with life and how life deals with us. I have felt and understand personal tragedy. But life is a journey. Everything has a reason. To give up on life is to judge God's plan for you even while it's in the process of unfolding.
Just as survival and reproduction are two fundamental movers in our lives, so too are love and faith personal cornerstones. When we're feeling down and out is when most we need to express our love for God just as he expressed his love for us in our creation. And that's when most we need to hold fast to our faith: "Not my will but thine be done."
Don't even consider getting off the bus while it's still moving and you're still on the road. Hold your head up and smile and give God a chance. The best is yet to come!
Thank you for sharing the concerns of your heart, Dear Bernice.
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Bernice, this is beautiful...I especially like, "You can't lose sleep over the things you cannot change."|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|We all need encouragement when life takes someone away from us that we love and you have shown that compassion for the hurt he is going through|