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05-AUG-2018 Carol J Phipps


I called her number to get a jump start on
the day,knowing I’d get a recorded message.
"May the Lord bless you and make you a blessing."
It was a blessing in itself. Long after
she joined the host of witnesses
who had inspired her from the other side,
we still could hear her voice and picture the smile
that attracted all within her magnetic field.
Others who loved her made such calls as mine,
compelling her devoted husband to leave it
on the phone. Her invincible spirit, immune to
the pernicious disease decimating her body,
comforted those who shared the bedside vigil.
She fairly glowed with faith and hope as she passed
from being of this earth into the eternity
to which she dedicated her life pointing the way.

—Elaine Parker Akin

(Note about the leaf:
This beautiful, lace-like leaf fell into our view
quite unexpectantly earlier this month.
I laid it onto the hood of Elaine's Blue Hyundai
to get a picture. Elaine penned this remembrance
of Martha last evening.)

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Tim Heilman 16-Nov-2018 16:47
a wonderful tribute...a great picture and poem...
Tim Heilman 16-Nov-2018 16:46
a wonderful tribute...a beautiful picture and poem...
Sandra German-Zippe 14-Sep-2018 03:51
Martha was loved by all who knew her. She had a smile that lit up a whole room and was as graceful as a floating lacy leaf. Until we meet again, dear Sister in Christ. Sandy Zippe/ summer ‘69
Buz Kiefer31-Aug-2018 16:41
Very moving.words and a beautiful photo, Carol. V
Linda Willets26-Aug-2018 19:41
Beautiful and touching
LynnH21-Aug-2018 01:11
Lovely words and photo! V
Steven Cole 21-Aug-2018 01:05
Nancy Gall-Clayton 20-Aug-2018 18:33
Touching, oh so touching. What a wonderful person Martha must have been!
Mieke WA Minkjan20-Aug-2018 09:22
beautiful V
larose forest photos20-Aug-2018 03:14
Glorious photo and lovely words in this striking image. V
Joyce Reed 19-Aug-2018 23:54
Beautiful description of a magnificent woman!
laine19-Aug-2018 23:36
Both the words and the beautiful spent leaf are beautiful, Carol.
cits_4_pets19-Aug-2018 22:11
Beautiful image, never would have thought it was on a vehicle as the blue looks more like water. Wonderful poem. Love the the holey leaf and the shadows...v
Harriet Keller 19-Aug-2018 01:54
So sorry that I never met Martha. Thanks for sharing. Makes me feel as if I knew her just a tiny bit!
Sarah Bivins 18-Aug-2018 23:31
Martha was my good friend and I heard her blessing when I called Norm's house. I miss her very much from being with her in Israel, cleftRock, and Russia. Her life was a blessing to many people!
Alice Gardner Marshall 18-Aug-2018 23:29
Beautiful tribute and picture in honor of a wonderful friend!
Tom Munson18-Aug-2018 18:44
This is wonderful.
Dennis Hoyne18-Aug-2018 18:24
A wonderful message to go with this equally wonderful image.
Jim Coffman18-Aug-2018 18:10
That is a great image...
Allan Jay18-Aug-2018 17:46
Inspirational message and a highy
appealing artistic image!
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