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Prayers for Nonna

Many of you know my dear friend Nonna and
have appreciated her wit, wisdom and
kindness on the DP.

Her beloved spouse passed away Sunday after
a long and trying illness. I knpw she would appreciate your
prayers and support during this sad time.

She has been a tremendous inspiration to.
her friends during this past year as she displayed extraordinary.
strength, love, comfort and steadfastness to her husband,
their family and friends.

To know Nonna is to see the fruits of the spirit displayed over and over. God bless you Nonna. Feel his arms around you.

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Our Lady of Fatima, pray for

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Love heals everything.

In case anyone missed my reply to Hal, below:

Absolutely NO ONE came to the viewing or funeral because of feelings of obligation, which is why some people force themselves to go in order to avoid feeling guilty. Instead, the place was packed full and each and every person there was there out of love. All anyone could feel was overwhelming, tremendous love! I've never experienced anything like that in my life. It was all my husband was all about... love each other. He was an incredibly good man and the tributes he received (including honor guards, 9 gun salute, and a bugler playing Taps) at the gravesite were the perfect ending for his laying to rest.

Love heals everything. I am still mourning but, I do feel the love all around me, including from my DP friends, and know I will be alright.

Sincere thanks to all of you for the love and prayers you sent my way!

Blind Willie Johnson: Trouble Soon Be Over

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

said a little prayer for you Nonna..

I hope these words help you feel comfort. Im so sorry for your loss. You are such a terrific asset to our community. Peace and much love.

P.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Hang in there Nonna

This was read at my Dad's funeral in January and one verse is on his headstone. One of the best poems, I think, for occasions such as this.

Much love and prayers Nonna

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
http://www.funeral-poems.net/funeral-poem/if-tomorrow-starts...

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

I'm sorry, Nonna.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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(((((Nonna)))))

So sorry for your loss. I lost my 20-year old cat recently; I know a pet and a spouse are very different and am not comparing losses, just sharing pain.

Spider Robinson, a science fiction author, had a great quote: "Pain shared is diminshed; joy shared, increased." I really like it -- when one shares something negative that happened to them, others can help them see a different perspective or give alternate behaviors that could mitigate the pain in the future. And when one shares something positive, others can approve, applaud, pat on the back, etc.

I hope that the sharing we are doing here helps to diminsh the pain.

(My brain still hurts, from the accident -- thank you for your assistance a few months back to diminsh my pain.)

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)

An Irish blessing for you Nonna

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...

Do not worry about today or tomorrow - for the strength of those who come and surround you will get you through - for you do not have to be strong - there are others to do that for you.

Thank you, R-Hal CT! I took your advice to heart.

I am very happy to tell you that you were SO Right!!! Absolutely NO ONE came to the viewing or funeral because of feelings of obligation. The place was packed and each and every person there was there out of love. All anyone could feel was overwhelming, tremendous love! I've never experienced anything like that in my life. It was all my husband was all about... love each other. He was an incredibly good man and the tributes he received (including a 9 gun salute and a bugler playing Taps) at the gravesite were the perfect ending for his laying to rest.

Love heals everything. I am still mourning but, I do feel the love all around me, including from my DP friends, and know I will be alright.

Sincere thanks to all of you for the love and prayers you sent my way!

My heartfelt thanks to ALL of you for commenting here

and giving me such comfort and love at this time of pain and tremendous sorrow in my life.

Today is the viewing; tomorrow is the funeral. I don't know how well I will cope with it, with so many emotions running rampant inside of me. My heart is shattered and just when it looks like I've got myself and all the pieces under control, someone says something nice about my husband (everyone loved him... it was so easy to love him) or certain thoughts of him pop into my head, and I go on a crying jag.

But, I want you to know that the Daily Paul community has been my safe place for almost a year now. It's a place where I could always go to escape from the pressure (of caring for and watching my beloved husband fade away, slowly, slowly, slowly) and be with really good people. You would always grab my attention with some post or comment and give me a little reprieve from the often unbearable stress at home. You kept me going, taking my mind off of my personal problems for a while. You and this community gave me what I needed to face another ongoing episode of panic and crisis, time and time again for the past year. There are no words to convey to all of you the gratitude that is in my heart for you, especially now.

It gave me comfort to see some old and dear friends commenting here, as well as some new friends. I know it is in times like this that a person finds out who his/her friends really are and is often surprised.

Fonta, thank you for your friendship and love in doing this post from your heart.

Michael, thank you for making it possible for fonta and me to meet and become solid friends. You made so many wonderful bonds of love and purpose possible between strangers who call each other friends now. DPers never cease to amaze me, with the depth of their love and willingness to help each other, while working together for the common cause of Liberty. My heartfelt gratitude to you, Michael.

May God bless ALL of you with love.

Praying for you...

...Nonna -- for an extra measure of that peace that passeth all understanding, as you await the day when you will embrace your dear husband again.

Sincere Condolences

...and prayers for you and your beloved.

He was a gentleman.

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done,
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days,

I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave,
when life is done.

Please accept my humble sympathies and condolences.
Sincerely, Danton

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Thank you, Danton.

I'm sorry you didn't know my husband before he became so ill. When you visited with us, he was a mere shell of his former self but, always a gentle man and a gentleman, even as the life was going out of him drop by drop.

Your poem is lovely and reflects how my beloved husband would want things to be.

Condolences to Nonna and family

May your fondest memories of your husband sustain you now and in the future, Nonna.

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nonna

is in our prayers here
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

May you find comfort Nonna

In this most difficult time, may you find comfort and peace in knowing that many are saddened with you and praying for you.

Peace & Love

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Condolence ...

... thoughts to you and your family, Nonna.

Other Person's Personal Tragedy.

Dear Nonna,
Mark Twain & family.

    In 1894, the publishing company that Twain had founded with his nephew Charles L. Webster finally went belly-up after ten difficult years of constant financial strain. Twain was nearly bankrupt. "The calamity that comes is never the one we had prepared ourselves for," he wrote to his wife...

    In 1896, while... on tour, Twain's 24-year-old daughter Susy Clemens died of meningitis. Twain had been especially close to Susy, an outspoken girl who often critiqued his lectures and work. He was utterly devastated by her death, which marked the end of his most successful period as a writer. Though he continued... he never again had the kind of success he enjoyed with his travelogues and Huckleberry Finn. Then in 1904, things got even worse when Twain's beloved wife Livy died after a two-year illness. "I cannot reproduce Livy's face in my mind's eye," he wrote in his diary on 1 July 1904, just a few weeks after her death. "I was never in my life able to reproduce a face. It is a curious infirmity—& now at last I realize it is a calamity."

    He had two children left now, Clara and Jean; the latter suffered from severe epilepsy. Following his wife's death, Twain moved to New York City and began working on his memoirs. In 1905 he celebrated his 70th birthday with a huge party thrown for him in the city, attended by friends and dignitaries. He also visited the White House that year as a guest of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was one of the most famous men in America, and his public appearances still attracted a great deal of interest. Those who knew him best, however, knew that he was terribly lonely. Twain missed his wife and daughters, and mourned the fact that he had no grandchildren.

    Then on Christmas Eve 1909, his 19-year-old daughter Jean drowned after suffering a seizure in her bathtub. Twain grieved again, but not as intensely this time. Jean had long been sick and he felt that her death relieved her suffering. In this, as in all his hard times, he looked ahead to the future. "Shall I ever be cheerful again, happy again? Yes. And soon," he wrote in his diary on 27 December 1909. "For I know my temperament. And I know that the temperament is master of the man, and that he is its fettered and helpless slave and must in all things do as it commands. A man's temperament is born in him, and no circumstances can ever change it."

I stand beside myself. Best wishes.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Did you know my husband?

Listening to this, it seems to me that you knew him well!

Thank you, mountaincat. You actually made me smile for the first time in days! I can see him walking all over heaven, reuniting with family and friends and just being so excited by it all.

Reminds me of when my husband met my family at a gathering. Food set up in different rooms all over the house and lots and lots of people. He didn't really know anyone. We lost each other in the crowd, as I talked with relatives I hadn't seen in a while and my husband went off into another room and sat with some of older family members there, who happened to be military veterans, like he was. We met up at one of the buffet tables and I asked him if he was "okay". I will never forget his response: "Okay? Are you kidding me? We just went through WWI and the Great Depression and we're about to invade Normandy! I gotta get back there!" Then I knew he was having a great time.

I'll say a prayer

Sorry for your loss Nonna.

once again

Have NO fear!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Nonno

There is nothing better in this world than the unconditional love received from a Nonna and a Nonno (Italian grandparents). To lose one is an epic loss in one's life, I know. Your family should take solace in knowing that they were blessed to have a Nonno in their life.

We are here for you and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that having you with us in our struggle for liberty has been a godsend.

I will ask the Lord to look over you and your family in this time of mourning. God bless you sister.

God bless you

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psalm 62:8

Friends

Love stands tall above all regions.

When you have Love within you ---> you never perish!

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Moderators...request

Nonna is so touched by the comments, but has asked that the following comment by granger be edited to remove the personal name. She is very sensitive about privacy. Thank you.

fonta

I've lit a candle

I will pray with love in my heart for Nonna, her husband (Name removed by request), and their families and true friends.

Prayers and Love

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Prayers and Love

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Hugs to you Nonna

Epic hugs

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Sad to hear of your loss Nonna,

My prayers are with you.