Re: Portrait of a Friend

From: Millie (
Sat Feb 24 19:19:24 2001

Dear Helen, This poem is very nice. I want to let you know that you're a nice person. Thanks. Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Dynda" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 5:14 PM Subject: Portrait of a Friend

> "Portrait of a Friend"
> I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I
> can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.
> I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain, nor the future
> with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care.
> I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you
> may grasp it and not fall.
> Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine; Yet I can
share > in your laughter.
> Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can only
> support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask.
> I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values,
> from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.
> I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you; But I can
give > you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself.
> I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting; But I can cry with you
> and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.
> I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend.
> --Unknown

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