It Has No Name July or August 1972

IT  HAS  NO  NAME

Sorry it’s late

But it still holds the same weight

You know you are loved

Both here and above

You mean a lot to me

But I guess that’s hard to see

For one meant more

So on all others I closed the door

Now he’s gone for a while

My door is again open in style

                    July or August 1972

Love Is August 12, 1972

 

LOVE   IS

Love is what you want it to be

For people to know, feel and see.

Love is inside and outside too

It’s for me and its for you

Love is in many different forms

It comes and goes in dabs and swarms

Love is sometimes classed as a fever

Other times it’s said to be like a lever

Love is a fever when it affects the mind

Love is a lever when it’s turned on or off at any time

Love is really hard to explain

It causes warmth and it causes pain

Love is…just exactly no one knowsa

I only hope between you and me it grows

I also hope that this thing called love

Is blessed for us by our Father above

Love,

Amanda Joy

                    August 12, 1972

Mama September 18, 1988

MAMA

Many were the hours spent.

Always on the go.

Many were the prayers you sent.

As the art of mothering you sought to know.

It must have really been hard for you.

As a young new wife.

When only a month after your anniversary,

You held that precious, new, little life.

You hadn’t even had time to adjust.

To a new home, family, and friends.

When this thing called mothering,

Had to dutifully begin.

What in the world were you to do.

With this helpless little life.

And how were you to know,

If what you did was wrong or right?

You had to do as all,

Mothers before you had done,

And go on instinct and in faith,

To care for this new little one.

And over many more years,

With five more bundles you were blessed.

And with each in succession,

You always did your best.

Sure you made a lot of mistakes,

For there’s no one that’s always right.

The only one to ever be like that,

Has us always in His sight.

That’s why God sent us His son,

To be the only way,

To forgive us for our mistakes and sins,

That we make every day.

I love you through the will of God,

I want to control my life.

And if He’s forgiven me and you, then I will too,

For I know that that’s what’s right.

And now as you continue in your walk of life,

I wish for you only the best.

And may God be with you the rest of your life,

To help you in every test.

Mama, I Love You,

Amanda Joy

          September 18, 1988

Aunt Eunice October 16, 1988

Aunt  Eunice

               Always concerned about others.

               Understanding their hurts and needs.

               Nice person for a friend or second mother.

               Talking to those hurting within that she sees.

               Earnestly she goes about.

                Unwilling to let opportunities pass.

               Name of Jesus she talks about.

               Insuring His love will last.

               Caring she talks and does not shout.

               Eternal life with Christ the best.

Aunt Eunice will always talk to you.

About the best of friends.

She’ll explain salvation to you

So you can open your heart and let Christ in.

She is so very caring and kind.

I can’t find words to do her justice.

Just know she’ll help however she can.

And offer you love, caring, and warm touches.

Aunt Eunice, you’re so special to me.

I love you so very much.

Just imagine me right there beside you.

Giving a loving hug and a warm touch.

Love,

Amanda Joy

          October 16, 1988

Janice February 11, 1974

JANICE

Joy that is always there.

Another one remembered in prayer.

Nice things done in a special way.

Intelligence lasting from day to day.

Calmness in a time of strife.

Eagerness to live a Spirit filled life.

All of these qualities rolled into one.

Janice is the person to whom they belong.

                    February 11, 1974

Judy September 12, 1977

JUDY

Judy is an ordinary name.

One that at some time or another all probably hear.

But to me it’s a special name.

The name of a person quite dear.

          J is for the joy given to others.

          U is for the understanding very near.

          D is for doing everyday of the year.

          Y is for the yielding spirit given to the Lord so dear.

Judy is the name you have.

And to others also quite dear.

For I know she’s one of God’s children.

Just waiting for Jesus to reappear

                    September 12, 1977

Bonnie (LEE) January 11, 1987

BONNIE   (LEE)

Brave and daring beyond compare.

Others respect follows her everywhere.

No is not found in her vocabulary.

Now let’s look at all avenues in her theory.

I is a word she seldom uses.

Everybody as a team is what she chooses.

Bonnie is quite a package as can be seen.

Others are the lucky ones to be on her team.

Nothing is too difficult for her to try.

Never letting an opportunity pass her by.

Intelligent ideas also play a part.

Enlightening the way for things to start.

                         January 11, 1987

     For my supervisor at work.

Beth July 12, 1985

BETH

Beauty of the best kind, right from the heart.

Eager and earnest to always do her part.

Thoughtful of others each and every day.

Happiness she gives all along the way.

Beth you are really a nice sweet girl.

There’s none other like you in all the world.

You’re very special to your Mom and Dad.

And for your sister too they’re glad.

Your sister loves you as only a sister could.

And you love her as all sisters should.

All your friends love you and wish you only the best.

In giving others love and friendship you pass the test.

Beth, I’m sorry that for your birthday this wish is late.

But I too think you’re pretty great.

Love,

Amanda Joy

                    July 12, 1985

To Beth Crawford on her birthday, but it was late.

Jennifer September 8, 1985

Joyfully she goes about.

Eager to laugh, play and shout

Nice to people that she meets.

Never lacks words for those she greets.

Interested in the world around.

Friends for her always abound.

Earnest always to ask and learn.

Ready love to give and receive in turn.

Jennifer you’re really a nice sweet girl.

There’s none other like you in all the world.

You’re very special to your Mon and Dad,

And for your sister too they’re glad.

Your sister loves you as only a sister could.

And you love her as all sisters should.

All your friends love you and wish you only the best,

In giving others love and friendship you pass the test.

Love,

Amanda Joy

September 8, 1985

To Jennifer Crawford for her birthday.

Judy June 26, 1988

JUDY

Joy you’ve always given me.

Unselfishly shared your family.

Dutifully fulfilled His call for thee.

Yielded all He asked you to set free.

Judy, you’re the best friend I have here on earth.

You’ve known me since before my rebirth.

God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform,

When He sent me to you, our special friendship bond to form.

The way has been so hard and long,

But you’ve always been there with just the right song.

Without a doubt I can honestly say,

Many times, without you, I might not be here today.

You’ve been there and comforted me, many times thru the years.

When all I had to offer was heartache, despair and tears.

The only words that can express my attitude,

Are deepest, warmest, heartfelt gratitude.

If everyone had a friend like you, the entire world around,

I know the word of God, love and forgiveness would abound.

Love

Amanda Joy

                         June 26, 1988