The Gift


As you all know because I have crammed it down your throats yesterday, today is National Multiple System Atrophy. There have been so many comments on my Face Book page that I haven’t been able to blog. Believe me I am not complaining. People have lit hundreds of candles in his name. Some have donated in his name. Others have worn purple as I still am today.

I was going through my comments and found this precious gift for my brother and I wanted to share with all of you. None of you have met my brother, but I believe in my heart you know him very well.

Dianne Cogar I see that man Al use to be
There in his eyes still strong and free

Though his heart yearns for better days
He knows deep down this is no phase

He fights through tears, through aches, and pain
And hides them well as his strength wanes

He knows too well what lies ahead
Though it is certain he has no dread

For in his heart I’m sure he knows
That as time passes his purpose grows

For from his experience, his loss and win
Those in the future will profit in

And in Al’s name there will come a time
When his legacy will be the sign

That those like him will face less dread
For answers will reach them just ahead

And in their hearts will always be
The man who brought the world to see

For Al’s a fighter, a leader, and more
A man with purpose we all adore

Without a doubt his heart stays sure
One day they’ll find the perfect cure

 

Here is the correct and easy route to the M.S.A. page if you want to light a candle for Al today.

http://www.msaawareness.org/

 

purple candles

12 thoughts on “The Gift

    • he is home today and having pain in his legs. The Hospice nurse says the muscles are shrinking, the nerves are being twisted or intertwined within those muscles. We go through a lot of pain medication as his legs are his own worst enemy. thanks so much for asking. I love it when you ask about him

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  1. That’s a lovely poem, Terry, and a lovely gesture. I’m sorry Al is feeling so bad, Terry. I always have you both in my prayers. I can’t find the candles, maybe I overlook something. Sending Healing Pawkisses 🙂

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