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A Thousand Thanks Could Never Be Enough
by Donelle M. Knudsen
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Alzheimer's is taking away a dear friend.


Warm smile, laughing eyes, true in every way is my Mother-Love,
my husband's mother, my children's grandmother, my friend. 

Madeline walks with dignity, is always generous, loves well,
but now her mind falters, struggles to recall names and places.

Eyes not as bright, step not as brisk, Madeline sits quietly,
but in her heart she stores a lifetime of precious memories.

Madeline's life has closed in around her,
but it was not always so.
She expanded my world, loved and accepted me as her own.

Beautiful lady, my Mother-Love, not related by blood,
but by chance, then by choice, by love and understanding.

Madeline will be missed.
I miss her already and say goodbye
inch by inch, moment by moment as she slips away.

A bleak journey lies ahead for her and she must take it alone.
But in God's good timing she will be restored to her full self . . .

Warm smile, laughing eyes, true in every way is my Mother-Love,

My husband's mother, my children's grandmother, my dear friend.

 

Donelle Knudsen

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
A wonderfully scripted tribute, Donelle.
Blessings,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A loving write and a fine tribute, Donelle. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Tessy Knudsen (Reader)
What a wonderful tribute to Madeline. You really captured her being. It is hard watching Alzheimers Disease take her away bit by bit. However her humor is still there!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Dear God I feel for you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I saw first hand how debilitating Alzheimer's is as my mother died from it late last year. Be strong because you will need all the inner strength you can muster to see you through. God bless you....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by L Hippler
I can really see the love that you have for your mother-in-law and her importance in your life. Wonderful write.
Larry
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
God bless her (and y'all)! Alzheimer's is such a cruel, unforgiving disease; I can't imagine what y'all are going through! Y'all are in my prayers!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy
good poem :)
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