Friday, January 2, 2015


Touch the hand or forehead brow
and feel the soft prayer rise

Calming presence starts to flow
to one who still receives
and breathes
Comfort with a listening ear
to childhood tales and old regrets
still very much alive

Then bring the joy as you will
through laughter, song and talk
of silly squirrels outside

Patricia Spreng


  1. A true act of love for those who are in need.

  2. I was just thanking God for the lovely volunteer named Caryn who faithfully visited my MIL every week for over two years. She sometimes got more response from mom than we were able to muster. This is a true gift, these people who give of themselves like this. Thanks for this tribute, Pat.


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