They call me Alaurilee
- Serving Hugs on a Platter and Tears in a Teacup
- I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Our sweet Mama Mary, was not contrary,
in fact ~ she was rather divine.
She was teacher, mother, student, hugger;
A special friend of yours and mine.
Her time on Earth was way too short;
yet, in fact, it was longer though too;
for she was told twenty years ago,
"Your heart is almost through with you".
Yet, with a whole lot of faith, she persevered;
I'd venture to say she was even blessed.
That doesn't mean her life was easy,
but she tried to see life at its very best.
When she was still able to run and play,
she loved to entertain all in a game.
Young, or old . . . or so I've been told,
she always remembered your name.
She called so many her cherished children,
and others were sisters, loved from the start.
While some of these were by luck of blood,
others were dear by choice of the heart.
She loved good food, comfort so good;
and worshiping . . . not just on Sunday.
Singing out praise til the end of her days,
a day filled with God was a fun day.
She'd rather us smile than cry now,
though our life was so blessed with her graces.
Her beauty now shines in the pretty white clouds,
where she's surrounded by heavenly faces.
Rest in peace my sweet Mama Mary
Mary Olcott (10-15-1946 to 12-10-2011)
I wrote this about Mama Mary on the morning she got her wings....
A beautiful woman just got her wings and sits beside Jesus now. My sweet Mama Mary.....my soul+sister (my bestie Connie Lueke's Mama) just lost her fight to live.
I went to see Mary & Connie within the last 2 months. We thought she was close to going then. She got a last gift of life.
Mama Mary & I texted each other almost daily until 5 days ago. I would send her a 'Good Morning Mama'...and send her a bible verse. She would respond with, 'Good Morning my little ladybug'. She inspired me. Our souls connected.
I told her I wanted to write my life story, to touch people & share their stories too. She encouraged me. Said she wanted to read it, so get started. So I did. I wrote 7 pages......and sent it to her....typed in a nice big font. Connie printed it for her. She read it and loved, it encouraging me. I typed up 7 more pages in one day....they've been sent, but she never got a chance to read. (I found out later she did in fact read the last pages....)
Its ok Mama, I got you the beginning, just like I promised. Please remember I love you....you touched my heart in so many ways I never expected. You were a bonus Mom to me....for 2 months. Yes, I've known u longer...but I'll never forget these last 2 months or the inspiration you shared.
Mama, may you rest in peace, celebrating w God, Jesus & the angels.
I will always remember.... 'I can all things through Christ who strengthens me' ... Just like you taught me. I listened Mama. I've grown because of you.
I miss you so much already...I will cherish every text message & the one voice mail I'm lucky to have.
Please hug my daddy in heaven....
I'll love you always, and share your story in my book.
I never know when tears may fall. I inherited a certain 'toughness' from my parents that sometimes presents itself at times like this.
Today it fails me...as tears run down my cheeks.
I want to cry...
I welcome the tears, mourning...yet celebrating a very blessed soul.
"Good Morning Mama...I love you. You can just speak to my soul now...I'll listen....."
"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me"
I love you and miss you Mama....
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The Christmas Soldier
You fight the fight that others won’t
Make sacrifices that others don’t
Its Christmas time and you’re far from home
During this Holiday Season you’re feeling alone
Its times like this you need to hear
Support from the Country that you hold dear
So we take this time to let you know
You have people who know the lengths you go
To stand up for your Country and for Peace
For the terrorized people to find relief
So know you are loved and that we care
And we’re thinking of you all over there
May God bless you and keep you all safe!!!
(c) Lauri Halterman – 12/05/2008