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|By: Tonna Polczynski
||Jan 27, 2003
|Dearest Uncle Don: There isn't a day that has passed since you've gone to heaven above that I don't find myself saying "like old man would say" or "old man would of"...It's hard to believe you are gone. New Year's Eve night we were laughing and cuttin' up like we always did, then the next day you were gone...I keep running the question "Why??"around my head with no logical answer...I know God has his reason's I just wish I could understand them better...Darrin is holding up ok, his way of dealing with things like this is extremely differnet than the way I handle them. I want you to know (as well as anyone else who reads this) I really cheerish the time we spent together at the deer lease, and I feel so lucky and thankful that I was able to be there with you. I learned soooo much; about hunting, even though I'm sure you were shaking your head in confusion at some of the questions I asked you. Like "which one is the 30 O6?" You were probably wondering what is she doing hunting???? I also learned alot about you and your family...the love you have for all of them, your concerns, your fears, how proud you are of their accomplishments, your strong will and how you would never give up no matter what the odds were...I also learned about the Love & bond that you and Aunt Donna have-I can only pray that Darrin & I will be that much in love after so many years, I hope you will help us and watch over us to be as happy as you and Aunt Donna were...Old Man you lived through so much, yet you never stopped!!! You lived life to the fullest and I promise you this, I will do my best to live my life to the fullest and never give up on anything or anybody, just like we talked about!!! And next year I will know more about hunting and the tools of the trade, and who knows maybe you'll help me get the big one that kept running the opposite direction this year!!! I love you & miss you, Tonna
|By: Tiffany Biehle
||Jan 8, 2003
|Dear Uncle Don,
It's hard to believe that your gone. I remember all the fun we had hunting,
you were there when I got my first deer and when I got spike this year. I will miss you
alot and I love you, I know that your in a better place now and I'll see you when I get
there one day.
|By: Shawna Wickersham-McCarty
||Jan 7, 2003
|Dear God-uncle Don,I know your in a better place,
a great big deer lease in heaven. We know your not
alone because your with Doug and Wayne and the others.
You will be greatly missed by everyone. I'll always
remember the stories you used to tell us kids about the
deer lease. I wish I could of got the chance to go hunting with
you, but that's alright I didn't I am just happy I got to be
part of your life. That is good enough for me. Your greatly
missed. Let God be with you. With lots of love from your
god great niece.
|By: Denise McCarty
||Jan 4, 2003
|When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things,
we didn't say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand,
that an Angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand
and said my place was ready,
in heaven far above,
and that i'd have to leave behind,
all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
so much yet to do,
it seems almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
my heart was filled with sorrow.
But whenI walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
from His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity,
and all I've promised you".
Today for life on earth is past,
but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
but today will always last,
and since each day's the same day,
there's no longing for the past.
But you have been so faithful,
so trusting and so true.
Through there were times you did some things,
you knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
and now at last you're free.
So won't you take my hand
and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your HEART!!!!
|By: Sandy Biehle
||Jan 4, 2003
|My Darling *Don*.....You will be missed deeply....but I know you are in a better place....I will always remember the crazy stories, that was always told around the camp fire....Now you are telling some really crazy stories to Doug and Wayne....Bragging of course about your last deer you got and laying it on heavy...But thats the way all of your were, and no one would want you to change...Now you have the time to hunt and fish all you boys want too, and still competing like always...We will be waiting until that day when we will all be together again....May God Bless You, and *WE LOVE YOU DEEPLY* Love Your Sister In Law, Sandy
|By: Sandy Biehle & Family
||Jan 4, 2003
|My loving family....This is something Don would say.....
LETTER FROM HEAVEN.......
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 over.
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.
|By: Rosanne Frend
||Jan 4, 2003
|Dear Don,though I have never met you,I feel as though I know you and all your wonderful family.
You lived a rich full life even though it was cut so short.In your lifetime,you have touched many hearts and have had the love and admiration of your friends and family.You are a wonderful person.I do not use the term were because you are more alive now than you ever were before,you are just not bound to an earthly body.How wonderful it must feel to you to be able to fly with the angles,then turn around and be next to your loving family in an instant.Don,You will truly be missed here but in time all will be together again forever.
Love Rosanne Frend
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