Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful Thursday…..then…..a poem!

Time to share what we’re all Thankful for this Thursday morning…………All you have to do if you’d like to join in the THANKFUL Blog Hop hosted by Brian, is click on their graphic above, and fill out the LINKY TOOL with your blog address so we can visit you!!    We were supposed to get some snow yesterday and while we did get a “dusting” – it was kind of like a sugar coating rather than a real snow event.   SO, I’m thankful for that because (1) I was able to go outside without wading through a lot of snow and (2) my Mom and Dad’s new refrigerator was able to be delivered up our long and steep driveway!     Refrigerator is good for all of us – my leftovers go in there as well as my Mom and Dad’s foodables supply.    I’m also very thankful that my Dad is willing to hunt down all my missing ping pong balls and springs every single morning.   I have four ping pong balls and about eight springs which I play with ALL DAY LONG.   The balls wind up behind/under furniture or curtains and the springs I carry around the house in my mouth and leave them EVERYWHERE.    Dad retrieves them for me and puts them in a nice pile so I can “redistribute” them when I play.    What a Dad………

I’m also thankful that even with winter weather and internet outages, etc., my Angel brother Sammy is still able to get good wi-fi from the Bridge because he DID transmit his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem to me last night……….it was in my inbox this morning………..and here it is for your viewing pleasure!

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Time For Some Poetry!

Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends…………..I think we will see some totally fun poetry today because the photo I gave you for your “poetic inspiration” last week was one that almost everyone who reads our poems thought would be VERY inspirational!    It certainly was for me – as many of you know, my very last day here on earth before I flew to the Bridge was spent visiting all my friends one last time via a hot air balloon.   It was an amazing day hosted by my friends Easy and Madi with help from Dory and I will NEVER forget it.

I wore a special outfit for the adventure!

Anyway, that’s why I picked a photo of hot air balloons for this week’s PHOTO INSPIRATION and I hope you wrote a poem to share with us based on this photo!   The poem I wrote is below the photo.

“Up And Away”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, January 17, 2018

Flying can be tiring if you’re using your own wings

But flying in a balloon makes your heart truly SING

No work required – just float and see the world from up above

You leave the earth behind but you carry with you the love

I had my final balloon trip in December twenty sixteen

I thought it was the end for me – I’d never again be seen

But I soon found out that if we always feel love deep within our heart

Letting go of earthly ties doesn’t mean love stops, it’s just a brand new start

From the Rainbow Bridge or Heaven all Angels wait for the day to come

When you float up to meet us in your own balloon and we again will be as ONE.

 

Now my friends, did you write a poem today based on the photo I gave you last week of the balloons?    If you did, please put your blog link in comments here – we can come read your poem there OR if you prefer, write your poem in our comments and we will read it here.    If you didn’t write a poem – please think about doing so next week – share your thoughts, your creativity, your fun spirit with all of us here.   I will continue to post a PHOTO every week for those of you who want to participate!    I look forward to Thursdays because of poetry and I hope you do too!    Here’s the photo I picked out as your inspiration for NEXT WEEK’s poem!    

Isn’t that a HAPPY photo?   I thought so too………………so think about it – look at it during the week – and try to write your very own poem about it to share with us next Thursday!  

In the meantime…..this is your weekly Poet signing off!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I loved your poem…………it made me a little weepy but that’s only because I wish that I could have lived with you right here, right now, in this house with Mom and Dad.   We gingers would RULE!

Happy Thursday everyone………………….and try writing a little poetry for next week…………….I know Angel Sammy would like it if you tried!

REACH FOR THE SKY – WRITE A POEM!

Love, Teddy

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    • We think of Sammy ALL the time with a combination of sadness and happiness because he brought us so much love until the very end. We think of Easy that way too – they both should have had more time to keep us happy but now, our memories of them will have to do that for us. We love you……..so much!

      Hugs, Pam

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    • Gosh Summer I think you’re right – there are several hot air balloon ride references to Angel Sam today – we really picked the photo because of the FEELING you get watching hot air balloons flying and thought there would be some nice poems written – we were right!!! 🙂

      Love, Tedy

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  1. YAY for refrigerator delivery! And for a dad who retrieves your springs and ping pong balls! (My step sisfur, Gypsy, also plays with those little springs. Motor Mommy calls them “springy-dingys”…???) Motor Mommy wrote a poem for today!

    It’s a perfect day;
    Climb in, say a prayer.

    Such sights to see,
    And a soft breeze in our hair.

    We’ll float through the air
    And land “who –knows-where”.

    This day will surely give us
    Many memories to share.

    She’s trying, bless her heart….
    Love, Sundae

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    • Sundae your Mom did a FABULOUS job with the photo poem today! I know your Mom and Dad have done the hot air balloon ride and loved it so she really knows just what the experience is like. Thanks for encouraging your Mom to write a poem – I think she’s enjoying it – we saw one on her blog yesterday too. YAY FOR YOUR MOM!

      Love, Teddy

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  2. Dearest Angel Sammy what Angel Easy said was my very first thought too . Free floating balloons remind us of you. Come fly with me was a bitersweet special day full, you were set free to fly forever
    This poem is so lovely.
    Our poem is here http://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com
    Hugs Madi your bffffffffff

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    • What a GREAT poem you and your Mom did Madi – we were also happy to learn your blood work was good and obviously the treatments you are getting are WORKING! We can’t see a balloon of any kind without remembering sweet Sammy either. It will always be like that – forever.

      Love, Teddy

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    • It was a doubly tough time because dear Easy had also just left so unexpectedly. Such a sad time…….and you all have had even more sadness but we all go on – we know our Angels would want us to!

      Love, Teddy

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  3. Teddy, I am glad you have lots to be thankful for. That is sweet of your Dad to rescue your toys for you every day. I am glad the new fridge arrived. And I love Angel Sammy’s poem, every time I see a hot air balloon, I think of him. XO

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    • We love seeing the balloons – we even get a little teary with a regular birthday balloon (!!!)………..it was a truly amazing day even though it was one of the saddest days of our lives…….

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. We so remember that last flight Angel Sammy and that was such a wonderful poem. We miss you pal but are happy your wifi signal at the Bridge is strong. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  5. What a beautiful poem for such a beautiful photo, Angel Sammy. We certainly remember your hot air balloon journey. It was so special. We were so sad to say goodbye to you, but we also know that you are now watching over your mom, dad, Teddy, and all of us.

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  6. What a beautiful thought in your poem, Angel Sammy!!! Love always wins.

    Teddy, we bet you have lots of fun with those ping pong balls.How nice of your Dad to do all your fetching for you:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  7. We love that we both wrote about your balloon adventure. Going up in a hot air balloon is on our mom’s bucket list. You look totally fabulous in your balloon pilot gear. bet the girls at the RB are all over you. Here is the link to our “Sammy” poem: http://www.thecatonmyhead.com/rememebering-angel-sammy/
    Sending warm hugs and love! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer p.s. We love next week’s photo. Should be fun to write about.

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    • We absolutely LOVED your poem yesterday…..it was sweet. Hot air balloons are beautiful and that’s also on my Mom’s bucket list – my Dad has been up there before…….plus Mom HAS seen the balloons from the air in Dad’s plane before so she’s been CLOSE to ballooning! Happy Friday!

      Love, Teddy

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  8. You wrote a beautiful poem Angel Sammy. I will always remember your hot air balloon trip and always remember you too of course.

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  9. You have lots to be thankful for, Teddy…’specially that new fridge where you can keep your noms. 🙂 We remember Come Fly With Me day. That was so special.

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    • That photo really did remind my Mom of that day when Sammy said goodbye……but it was fun reading everybody’s poems yesterday – lots of cool ideas! Next week’s will be fun too……….

      Love, Teddy

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  10. Pleeze furgive mee Teddy an Unccle Sammy fur not gettin here sooner. Mee just could not face thee fact it was thee annie-versary of yur death Unccle. Mee has missed you so-o much…there are no werdss; just mee memoreess…all yur guy-dance an kind werdd an teechin mee about beein a good mankat. You leeved that legacy with mee Unccle. You helped make mee thee mankat mee iss today…Mee will ALL WAYSS LUV you Unccle Sammy ❤
    ***air kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xXx

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    • Oh Siddhartha, I know Angel Sammy enjoyed this note to him – I emailed him to tell him you missed him – you know he misses you but is ALWAYS looking out for you! I know you are busy taking care of your Ladymum with the flu but make sure you get lots and lots of rest because it’s a BIG JOB taking care of our humans! They need us!

      Hugs, Teddy

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      • Mee-you many fankss Teddy fur forwerdin mee note to Unccle Sammy. Mee KNOWSS hee iss watchin over mee….butt sumtimess mee just sorta gets choked uppy….
        An mee has thee afternoon off to rest an nap. LadyMum iss still not all better butt shee said thee berry same fing to mee!!!
        Mew mew mew…..
        ((paw hugsss)) to you mee furend ❤

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  11. Teddy! Sammy! Your poem today was the best! I LOVE balloons and Mommy has told me about Angel Sammy’s Balloon Adventure!
    Sorry I am late…Mommy had quite a week.
    Purrs
    Marv

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