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Yom Kippur

I know you are there
Listening to my Yom Kippur prayer
My prayer for Mama and Daddy, Steve and Milt so dear
Together in Heaven this holiest day of the year.

Stay close to each other
My loved ones, all so true
As now and forever I pray for you

Mama my shining star
A blooming rose with dancing feet
Daddy, I was your "little white angel"
And you, so wise and so sweet.
Daddy, you never met Stevie, my first-born son
But you patted my belly and said "Hello, little one."
Stevie, you didn't live to be old
But your years here on earth turned my life into gold
Milt, you joined them this year
On a cold January day
My brave hero, always with me
And now so far away.

My four angels in Heaven
I will always love you true
And one day with God's blessing
I'll be together again with you.
                                       Yom Kippur 2011

Almighty and Eternal Father, in adversity as in joy, Thou, our source of life, art ever with us. As we recall with affection those whom Thou hast summoned unto Thee, we thank Thee for the example of their lives, for our sweet companionship with them, for the cherished memories and the undying inspiration they leave behind. In Tribute to our departed who are bound with Thee in the bond of everlasting life, may our lives be consecrated to Thy service. Comfort, we pray Thee, all who mourn. Though they may not comprehend Thy purpose, keep steadfast their trust in Thy wisdom.


Stevie and Maureen

Mama and Daddy at my wedding


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