WHEN GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION God's Greatest Gift, Love
Dedicated to Joan Lok
Written by Marge Blakey, July 24, 2000
"There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap.
No rose as lovely as her smile,
No path so flavorly as that
imprinted with her footsteps" ... A. Thompson
I am honored to share in the presence of God,
family, David, sons and friends,
accolades to a wonderful, caring lady,
You extended your hand of friendship and
hospitality to me, despite the fact that
you were facing your own daily challenges.
Your very presence taught me by example,
the true meaning of
"selflessness" and perseverance.
I smile at you because I knew in my heart that,
Giving up was not an Option to you!
Joan Lok, I honor you because
you represent the epitome of womanhood.
I am blessed to have your love and friendship.
You are my inspiration, your prayers and courage
aided in igniting the spark of my
own God given gift, "Word Singing."
You savor the lessons taught you by your elders,
and you continue the rites of passage by
sharing this knowledge. You teach
your children "and other folks" children,
the true meaning of the Golden Rule.
"Do unto others" is not a measurement
of inches or feet, but
is a reflection of each persons' character.
An important component shared is:
Giving Up Is Not An Option!
You surrendered to God's will and allowed Him
to penetrate your being.
The gift of art and painting continues to
flow through you and springs forth
as an eternal flame.
It has the intensity of electricity, when plugged
into the circuit of life.
One can feel and see its tentacles extended
across the skies, leaving its
trail of light in the vast universe. It is
against this backdrop, one can envision the words,
"Giving Up Is Not An Option!"
"You have Class, and your wisdom shines forth
with the confidence, and power of all generations.
When you have Class, and YOU DO, as
a personal ingredient of your character,
you can't fake it.
I thank God each day, for your
determination and Faith in Him. It takes
a Special person to stand still and say:
GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION,
Accept one of God's greatest gifts, LOVE."
True Happiness comes from the Beauty of the Heart