S: THE THORNTN'S
BC: The End
FC: Family ties are precious threads, no matter where we roam, they draw us close to those we love, and pull our hearts toward home.
1: MURL AND DON LOVE IS A SYMBOL OF ETERNITY. IT WIPES ALL SENSE OF TIME, DESTROYING ALL MEMORY OF A BEGINNING AND ALL FEAR OF AN END.
2: MOTHERS ARE NEVER ENDING SONGS IN OUR HEARTS OF COMFORT, HAPPINESS AND BEING. WE MAY SOMETIMES FORGET THE LYRICS BUT WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TUNE.
3: I know of an extraordinary compassionate man Who lives and believes in doing all that he can. For I know others who have met him will concur I am honored to know this man as my father. He is strong yet gentle with an impressible drive. In him I find virtues for which I strive. He has fought battles and at times had to make a sacrifice Of which I know he would never think twice. He carries a spirit within him that cannot be ignored This spirit from heaven God's precious reward. He maintains with wondrous art Perpetual love and kindness in his heart. Like the oysters that beautify and protect the pearls, | He enriches and preserves the lives of his girl. And in looking back on all the years of my life He has always expressed love to my mother, his wife. And with that there is nothing more to add Because all the love he's shared makes me very glad. So the greatest man that I have ever known Is the father I am proud to call my own.
4: Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
5: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
6: All things grow better with love.
9: To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
10: A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
12: I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends.
14: Carry laughter with you wherever you go.
16: I know that you are not perfect and nor can I claim to be either, but please believe me, when I say that I want to be by your side, to hold your hand, to treasure you in the morning and in the noon-tide, to be next to you, to be held close to your heart now and for the rest of my living years, to comfort you, dry your tears and calm your most frightening fears, to fight your battles and show no shame to scream my love for you out loud all over the land.
17: December 8th 2007
18: A WISH FOR A BABY I WISHED UPON A STAR... I CLOSED MY EYES AND PRAYED, I THREW A SHINNY PENNY, INTO A WELL EACH DAY. THE SAME LITTLE WISHED WAS WISHED, UPON MY BIRTHDAY CAKE I ASKED THE LORD...PLEASE HURRY, JUST FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! I WAS TRYING TO BE PATIENT, BUT I HAD WAITED LONG ENOUGH MY WISHING WELL WITH PENNIES, WAS NOW COMPLETELY STUFFED! I WOULD START AND END MY DAYS' REPEATING THE SAME PRAYER, I KNEW THAT UP IN HEAVEN THEY COULD SEE I REALLY CARED. JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I COULDNT BEAR ANOTHER DAY IT IS THEN THAT I LEARNED, YOU WERE ON YOUR WAY. ALL THE PRAYERS AND WISHES, FINALLY DID COME TRUE. THE BLESSING THAT GOD GAVE ME WAS YOU!
19: LILY ROSE THORNTON | November 16th 2010
20: WE LOVE YOU LITTLE ONE We loved you from the very start, You stole our breath, embraced our heart. Our life together has just begun, You’re part of us our little one. From the day we first knew, Our mind was filled with thoughts of you. We’d daydream of the things we’d share, Like bedtime stories and teddy bears We thought of things you’d want to know, Like how birds fly and flowers grow. We thought of lessons we’d need to share, Like standing tall and playing fair. Each naptime we lay you down to sleep, We gently kiss your head and cheek. We count your little fingers and toes, We memorize your eyes and nose. We linger at your nursery door, Awed each day we love you more. Through misty eyes, we dim the light, We whisper “We Love You” every night. We loved you from the very start, You stole our breath, embraced our heart. .