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Act of Hope
Act of Humility
Act of Love
An Irish Blessing
Be at Peace
Best Friends
The Blessing of St. Francis of Assisi
The Blessing Of Thorns
A Child's Prayer for Parents
A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered
Daddys Day At School
Different Type of Prayer
Direction of Intention
Eight Gifts That Don't Cost A Cent
End of Day Prayer
Evening Prayer to God the Father
Fatima Prayer
For Those Searching for God
The Football Game
The Hospital Room
The Hot Water Bottle
How Poor We Really Are
I Came to You Late
If God had a refrigerator
Interesting anecdote
An Interview with God
The Littlest Firefighter
Lord, Make Me an Instrument
Man Made Walls
Michael's Song
The Missed Blessings
Morning Prayer
Nail In The Fence
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Novena to St. Claire
Novena To Saint Jude
Prayer before Starting on a Journey
Prayer before Study or Instructions
Prayer for the Faithful
Prayer for the Help of the Holy Spirit
Prayer for Strength in Weakness
Prayer for Travelers
Prayer for Trust in Jesus
Prayer In Time of Danger
Prayer Of Generosity
Prayer to Practice the Golden Rule
Prayer to Practice What Jesus Taught
Prayer to Saint Anthony for Lost Articles
Prayer of St. Augustine
Prayer of St. Patrick
Prayer To The Blessed Virgin
Prayer to Saint Jude
A Rose Within
Serenity Prayer
A Short Prayer
Slow Dance
Something for Stevie
State of Mind
A Trick
Two Frogs Fell Into a Pit
Twenty Third Psalm
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
what's most important in life
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
Your Cross
You Still Have Hope



                      Red roses were her favorites,
                      Her name was also Rose.

                      And every year her husband sent them, tied
                      with pretty bows.

                      The year he died, the roses were delivered
                      to her door.

                      The card said,"Be my Valentine,"like all
                      the years before.

                      Each year he sent her roses, and the note
                      would always say

                      "I love you even more this year,
                      than last year on this day.

                      My love for you will always grow, with
                      every passing year.

                      She knew this was the last time that the
                      roses would appear.

                      She thought, he ordered roses in advance
                      before this day.

                      Her loving husband did not know, that he
                      would pass away.

                      He always liked to do things early, way
                      before the time.

                      Then, if he got too busy, everything would
                      workout fine.

                      She trimmed the stems, and placed them in
                      a very special vase.

                      Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of
                      his smiling face.

                      She would sit for hours, in her husband's
                      favorite chair.

                      While staring at his picture, and the
                      roses sitting there

                      A year went by, and it was hard to live
                      without her mate.

                      With loneliness and solitude, that had
                      become her fate.

                      Then, the very hour, as on Valentines

                      The doorbell rang, and there were roses,
                      sitting by her door.

                      She brought the roses in, and then just
                      looked at them in shock.

                      Then, went to get the telephone, to call
                      the florist shop.

                      The owner answered, and she asked him, if
                      he would explain,

                      Why would someone do this to her, causing
                      her such pain?

                      "I know your husband passed away, more
                      than a year ago,"

                      The owner said, "I knew you'd call and
                      you would want to know.

                      The flowers you received today, were paid
                      for in advance.

                      Your husband always planned ahead, he left
                      nothing to chance.

                      There is a standing order, that I have on
                      file down here,

                      And he has paid, well in advance, you'll
                      get them every year.

                      There also is another thing, that I think
                      you should know,

                      he wrote a special little card...he did
                      this years ago.

                      Then, should ever I find out that he's no
                      longer here,

                      That's the card...that should be sent, to
                      you the following year."

                      She thanked him and hung up the phone, her
                      tears now flowing hard.

                      Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached
                      to get the card.

                      Inside the card, she sawthat he had
                      written her a note.

                      Then, as she stared in total silence, this
                      is what he wrote...

                      "Hello my love, I know it's been a year
                      since I've been gone,

                      I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome.

                      I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.

                      For if it was the other way, I know how I
                      would feel.

                      The love we shared made everything so
                      beautiful in life.

                      I loved you more than words can say, you
                      were the Perfect wife.

                      You were my friend and lover, you
                      fulfilled my every need.

                      I know it's only been a year, but please
                      try not to grieve.

                      I want you to be happy, even when you shed
                      your tears.

                      That is why the roses will be sent to you
                      for years.

                      When you get these roses, think of all the
                      happiness, that we had together, and how
                      both of us were blessed.

                      I have always loved you and know I always

                      But, my love, you must go on, you have
                      some living still.

                      Please...try to find happiness, while
                      living out your days.

                      I know it is not easy, but I hope you find
                      some ways.

                      The roses will come every year, and they
                      will only stop,

                      when your door's not answered, when the
                      florist stops to knock.

                      He will come five times that day, in case
                      you have gone out.

                      But after his last visit, he will know
                      without a doubt

                      To take the roses to the place, where I've
                      instructed him.

                      And place the roses where we are, together
                      once again.

                      Sometimes in life, you find a special

                      Someone who changes your life just by
                      being part of it.

                      Someone who makes you laugh until you
                      can't stop;

                      Someone who makes you believe that there
                      really is good in the world.

                      Someone who convinces you that there
                      really is an unlocked door

                      Just waiting for you to open it.

                      This is Forever Friendship.

                      This is the sacred REDROSE.

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