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Love – Gratitude

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Love – Gratitude

The agony is so great…
and yet I will stand it.

Had I not loved so very much
I would not hurt so much.

But goodness knows I would not
want to diminish that precious love
by one fraction of an ounce.

I will hurt,
and I will be grateful to the hurt
for it bares witness to
the depth of our meanings,
and for that I will be
eternally grateful.

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by Shirley Holzer Jeffrey
Death: The Final Stage of Growth
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1975)

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10 thoughts on “Love – Gratitude

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  3. Hi, I just wanted to say hello. It was nice to come across my Mothers poem and it made me feel good to see it…and I am glad others are enjoying it.

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