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MamaG's daughter posted the following message in the thread regarding donating to Surfrider in Lorraine's name. I didn't want anyone to miss it. The poem is absolutely beautiful and right on to the person MamaG portrayed on this site.

This is Mama G's Daughter
This is Marissa, and I just wanted to say thank you sooo sooo much for all the support you all have given my mom in the past and even to her and her family now! This network is amazing! Thank you all so much, she touched many lives that I had no idea about.
She would love for the money to go to the surfrider foundation, she was actually a member!
Thank you all again for all the prayers, thoughts, flowers, and contributions in her name. I will keep all of you in my prayers. This is a poem I read at the end of her eulogy, it was beautiful and I think you all would enjoy it:

"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on" ~ David Harkens, British Poet

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Thanks for sharing! She was a truly amazing woman and will be missed by all that loved her.

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Yep that sounds like Lorraine (MamaG) I can see MamaG talking with the angels about the beautiful Pink Warriors on this site, and around the world.

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Alexis F
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How wonderful that Lorraine was a member. Very suiting that Victoria picked this organization to donate to. Beautiful poem!

Take care Marissa!


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I love this! Mama G is sorely missed.

Hugs, Kylez

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What a loving, beautiful tribute to a special, special woman...thank you so much for posting this.


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This is beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us.

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem with us. We all loved your Mother so much and miss her.

Hugs to you and your family,


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Very, very touching! Thanks for posting so we can all read it.

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Thank you for sharing this. A beautiful tribute!!

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Christmas Girl
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If you hadn't started this thread - I probably would've missed this.

Am keeping Lorraine's loved ones close in hopeful thoughts for the healing of their hearts.

Kind regards, Susan

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Jeanne D
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Marissa wrote such beautiful words for Lorraine, who had a beautiful heart and a beautiful soul! Thank you for bringing this to our attention MyTurnNow!

Love, Jeanne ♥

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Thanks for posting this MyTurn! Such a beautiful poem her daughter wrote.

Hugs, Jan

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That is so awesome, thank you very much for sharing!!

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Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem. Your mother was truly a special woman ... and she did touch many lives.


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Thanks so much for posting this. The poem is just beautiful.

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Megan M
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Your Mom was a really special lady! Thinking of you and your family!

Hugs, Megan

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Thank you for sharing that.


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This poem is soo beautiful and so fitting for MamaG. I will surely miss her.

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Thank you for posting this, I would have missed it. Keeping Mama G and her family in my prayers.

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Just beautiful! Thanks Marissa for coming on to share this.

Hugs, Leeza

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An amazing beautiful poem! Mama G is very missed by all!

Hugs, Angie

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What a beautiful poem. Thoughts and prayers to mama g's family. Marilyn

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the beautiful poem. We will honor the strength that Mama G had and the courage she had facing all her setbacks. May she know that we all cared.
{{hugs}} Char

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Thank you so much for posting that beautiful poem. It certainly expresses the thoughts of all of us on this site. She meant so much to all of us, showing courage and grace in the face of adversity. I've enjoyed reading all of the memorial articles in the surfing news and Florida papers - they truly showed us all what a special person your mother was! My heart goes out to your lovely family.

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cried .like the baby, I am.

Thank you ..

Vicki Sam

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Thanks for the really nice poem. It fits her. May God look over her in heaven!! Love.

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lovely poem such a tribute to Mama G. It sounds like something she would say. thank you so much!

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Your words are not only amazing, but, so beautiful. I know Mama G was smiling from Heaven at her beautiful daughter reading them.

Thank you for letting us read them.

Hugs, Debby

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Kristin N
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Beautiful poem from the daughter to her Mother! Thank you!

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for sharing such a beautiful poem. And a beautiful tribute to MamaG.


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Such a wonderful tribute and so true. Thank you for sharing with us

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Lovely poem! And, thanks MyTurnNow for posting this!

Sue :)

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Those words really hit home for me as I lost my Dad back in June. MamaG was always an inspiration, always encouraging and positive. I looked forward to her posts. It's comforting to know that she is in Heaven where BC nor any other disease can ever touch her again. She did touch more lives than she even knew and will continue for a very long time to come. We will miss her, but we will never forget all she did for us.

Love to your family. Your Mom is an awsome lady.


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What a lovely poem you chose to read. I know she would be happy you chose it and shared it online with CSN.

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