Loving One Another

Hold On!


What do you need to hold on to?

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At this stage in my life, I don’t need to buy anything else
(except maybe food to sustain Bob & me
and a plane ticket or two to travel
to see our kids when it’s safe to do so)
… but I need to get rid of things instead.

How about you? If you were given this prompt,
“Hold on to your ____,”
how would you fill in the blank?
Ann Kaplow tickled my creative funny bone with her post today:

Day 2886: Hold on to your …

Posted on October 19, 2020 by Ann Koplow

Check it out and see some of the things she identified.
Here are a few things I think I should hold on to:

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Hold on to your umbrella;
Let the wind carry you away.
Hang on and float high
To a joyous, better day.

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Hold on to your future
Let it carry you to the sky,
To days of brighter sunshine.
Let it carry you up high.

Hold on to your faith;
Let it carry you to love.
Let it bring you greater wisdom
And powers from above.

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Hang onto your head;
Keep your intellect intact.
Be cautious and discerning;
Know all you hear ain’t fact.

Hold onto your friends,
But remind them to wear masks.
That was Anne Kaplow’s prompt.
Be safe – is all she asks.

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Hold on to earth’s hope
For a better, safer world.
Be kind to our planet –
Don’t let this virus stay unfurled.

What do your think we should hold on to?

I’m gonna hold on to Bob.
I’m feeling so blessed that he is feeling so much better.
Did I tell you that the afternoon my sis died
was the day he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure?

I’m gonna hold on to our wonderful doctor
who stayed long after her “shift” was over –
and ordered blood work, x-rays, and an EKG,
and stayed til the results came in.
Then she walked us up the stairs to the front door
to see how Bob did with climbing stairs.
Then called the next morning to
check on him and offer encouragement
and an appointment this week
for an echocardiogram.

Yes, I’m gonna hold on to that wonderful doctor!!

And this guy:


We have had so many friends
and family members praying for us.
God is good.
All the time.
He put a song of praise in my heart.
God hears and answers prayer!


Life is looking up.
We’re holding on!
{{{Hugs}}} to you.
You hold on, too.
Love ya,
JanBeek

Comments on: "Hold On!" (21)

  1. Beautifully written💐❤️

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  2. I love your poem! Yes, hang on to each other! I neeeeeeed you and daddy to stay well!!!!! 😘✨😘✨😘✨

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  3. A fine post. Mine would be optimism

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  4. Beautiful post Jan, loved your poem very much ❤️ I would want to hold on to my family, my faith in God and this belief that no matter how much darkness come my way, there will always be a light waiting to engulf all of that. 😊

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  5. I’m holding on to faith and praying for your precious Bob. As always, I’m blessed by you. Love and hugs 💚🤗🙏🏻 Karla

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  6. Keeping both of you on my prayer list. We need to hang on to our faith, family, and health. If we take of faith first, the others will stay in order.

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    • Yes, {{{Richard}}}, I totally agree! ❤ And thank you so much for your prayers. We both appreciate them. Bob had his echocardiogram today. Now we'll await those results – and a visit with the cardiologist. God's got this all mapped out! ❤

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