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Jan 10, 2018 10:57AM
Good morning, dear Sisters....Today is Rachel's graveside service in Ohio. My heart is heavy, but I've found comfort in rereading a poem Rachel wrote and sent me as a bookmark several years ago. I keep it in my scriptures and cherish it. I believe the message in the poem is how she felt about all of us in her life as she traveled through trials, but appreciating the outstretched hands of friends. I hope this brings you some comfort today. Love to all!
Within each journey lies unique terrain,
Paths of joy or mountains of pain.
Though sun ascends to shepherd through our way,
Darkness finds us at the end of the day.
Faith may waiver; succomb by weight of fear,
Doubts preventing roads from being clear.
Atop the mountain is a broader scope,
Giving views of peacfulness and vistas of hope.
Courage is found when with an alied soul
Companioning the trip with their role.
When feelings of discouragement persist,
And confidence easy to resist--
We find the strength within an outstretched hand,
An Oasis in a lonely land.
"There is beauty all around when there's love at home." --John H. McNaughton
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