The Official Writing Challenge
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02/02/08
Thank you for sharing such a lovely story. The point can't be driven home enough--we need to focus on what really matters in life--relationships between family, relationships with God. Thanks again.
02/02/08
Lovely - message, descriptions, and all of it. A wonderful reminder delicately written.
02/04/08
Beautiful writing style. And I can see it as a devotional, great message.
02/05/08
…Maybe we can even learn to spend more of our time pursuing true treasure instead its pale imitations.

Perfect. And a lovely, lovely tribute. Very moving.

02/06/08
Wow! What a great tribute to your mom. I feel privileged to be able to share this intimate moment with you. Great writing!
Laury
02/06/08
the best writing comes from the heart. This was a fine example of the best writing!
02/06/08
This is simply beautiful-a wonderful tribute to your mother! I like how you started out with the snow, it gave a special, kind of 'magical' feel to it-complete with goosebumps. Wonderful writing! ^_^
02/06/08
Shelley, thank you for sharing your heart with us. My prayers are with you, your dad, and all of the family.
02/06/08
First my condolences to you and your family for your loss of such a lovely soul.

Your writing has certainly blessed this reader with your dad's story; and it does help to keep the vision before us. It brings to mind another verse 2 Corinthians 4:18 "So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is not seen. FOr what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

By the way, I love the allegory of the playful dogs - great insight!
02/06/08
Not much tears my eyes, but this one sure did. I appreaciate you sharing. Blessings to you and your family.
02/07/08
What a tender, moving testimony. May God be with you as you and your family go on, until you meet up with her again.
02/12/08
So powerfully written. I agree with your premise and the need for us to keep this world in its proper perspective. Wonderful work!