God Bless Small Town America…God Bless Their Native Son!

Last weekend, we traveled to a small community to attend the funeral of a young man who died too young.

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The graveside service was packed with all ages of the community where he was born and raised…

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They came to pay their respects and to remember this bright young man, who touched their lives with his can do spirit, his fight and determination to live and his heart of gold.

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He was an intense part of their lives, as he belonged to the community and they claimed him as theirs, with open hearts of love and compassion for his family and for those of us who knew him.

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In a time when America is struggling with civility, honor and respect for their fellow-man, we stood together as a community, remembering and sharing our thoughts while we celebrated his young life.

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America whispered hope to me that somber day…there’s still places in America where people are united with honor, truth, civility and respect with Almighty God involved in their lives!

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We are one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

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I saw it first hand in the heart of a small community burying its young and I saw it in the eyes of my fellow Americans, as we struggled to understand why his young life was cut short.

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As we came together that day, no one said anything about republicans or democrats or Obama or Trump or war or retaliation. Instead we stood together, like Americans do, when we’re faced with something we do not understand.

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I pray and hope this young man’s family knows how much they’re loved and their son, grandson, brother, uncle, brother in-law, best friend and friend was very much loved…as we grieve with them.

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God Bless Small Town America…God Bless Their Native Son!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Bluhm
    Feb 21, 2017 @ 19:26:27

    Amen Marcy!!!

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  3. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Feb 22, 2017 @ 14:13:06

    Beautiful!

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  4. Nylabluesmum
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 16:25:40

    What a beautiful heartfelt & poignant post HRCG!!! I have tears in my eyes! You write with such Grace & Empathy.
    And it is wonderful to hear that ‘Small town America’ is alive & doing well. We see so much negativity in American news here in Canada….it kind of warps our perspective! Thank you for reminding this Canadian how wonderful the USA truly can be.
    (((hugs))) & ❤ Love ❤ Sherri-Ellen & ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Feb 24, 2017 @ 14:50:37

      Thank you so much Sherri-Ellen! Your kind words mean lots to me:) It did me good too, as I saw the heart of America, through this brave young man. We Americans get pretty bogged down by the news too! We do live in a different time that’s for sure! The days of old when we grew up seem a long ago compared to life today….but life is still good and we all push onward:) {{{{Sending you sweet hugs and prayers}}}}

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      • Nylabluesmum
        Feb 28, 2017 @ 16:03:14

        The media seem to manipulate the news. I never know what to believe. things seem so complicated. Then again when we were younger we did not worry about the world; we left that to our Elders. Now we occupy their places & we worry about the direction society is going in.
        I want America to be strong & respected once again.
        All this Islamaphobia & terrorist talk has really lowered the tone of Life in the 21st Century.
        And make no mistake we have similar trouble here….Jewish cemetaries being vandalized. Muslim mosques being set on fire….it is all so sad.
        I have Muslim friends here. In fact I am friends with many different nationalities…
        I wonder why the world can’t get along…..**sighs**
        (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen 🙂

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  5. thisgotmyattention
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 12:01:43

    That’s a beautiful memorial, Cowgirl! Thanks for writing it. 🙂

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  6. speedyrabbit
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 22:16:21

    Lovely just as people should always behave with respect and love to wards each other,xx Rachel

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