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September 13, 2013
Doug... I am grateful to have gotten to call u my friend over the years! We experienced and learned a lot about life together. Through it all, I will always remember u for the laughs we shared and the good times we had! U were and always will be one of the best friends I've ever had... Until we meet again, I love ya homie!
September 13, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
September 13, 2013
I will remember you in the wonderful early years when you brought laughter into our home and love into our hearts. We were filled with pride to watch you graduate from Marine boot camp and then on to service for our country. We won't let go of those memories and you will live forever in our hearts. Thank you for the love you shared with our family. My heart breaks for your Mom and sister. May you be an angel in their lives now.
September 13, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
September 13, 2013
I also attended Elementary through High school with Doug. He will be missed, my prayers are with his family.

Myra young-smith

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