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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/03/08)

TITLE: A man for all seasons
By Jenny Hunter Blair
01/07/08


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The greatest lessons in life lie in our greatest pain. Most of what we need to learn is found in the small moments of life...

I was priviledged to spend just over four days at my father's hospital bed, before he died.

My father lived his life with a sense of humour and zest, unconditional generosity, driven by his underlying sense of wisdom, sharp intellect, his unshakable faith in the word of God and a loving responsiblity to his family.

He was a great teacher of life, and unlike most people he had learnt and grown from his life's lessons.

With great joy and excitement he sat up in bed and hugged my sister who had just arrived from overseas.Fifteen minutes later he had a heart attack and died.

But as he was having his heart attack and obviously in great pain,by the way his one hand clutched his chest,he reached out with his other hand and said to me:"Thank you for coming all this way to see me,but please sit down you are looking very pale..."

My father lived his life to the full embracing every facet of it. But he also understood the meaning of life is LOVE. He accepted everyone unconditionally and never criticised them.

But the greatest impact his death had on me, was that he could still think of being compassionate to someone else while he was in the process of dying...

A memorable man who left a legacy of compassionate love in my heart - that is eternal and mine forever.
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LauraLee Shaw01/11/08
Your father was an admirable man as you have portrayed him. What a loving tribute to his life on earth.
Sara Harricharan 01/11/08
What a beautiful tribute. I love the heart in this piece. There is a warmth in his character that you show so clearly. Great job! ^_^
Dee Yoder 01/11/08
Beautiful tribute to your Dad. He sounds like he was a loving and caring man and father. Your description of him is very touching.
Joanne Sher 01/12/08
What a legacy this man left - thank you for sharing it with us. I'm sure this was very healing for you to write.
Joy Faire Stewart01/12/08
Your dad sounds like the type of person who would have been very proud of you for sharing this beautiful tribute.