Forgotten Deeds

You worked so hard to do your best

Fingers tight around colors of red

Tongueย  pressed out in concentration

Little finger touching paper of what will be

So excited to give your gift

Eyes twinkle with delight

Hugs and Kisses of appreciation

Off you skip with happy thoughts

In my hutch your card does go

Added to my collection

Gestures of love

Years roll by as the pile grew

And so do you

House now empty

The drawer went still

Written words you do not recall

My greatest treasure

Are your forgotten deeds

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23 Comments

  1. That’s awesome. We save all our kids’ homemade cards, gifts, artwork, etc. It’s a treasure. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      I have 30 years of wonderful little creations. It no longer fits in drawers…big box

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      1. I hear ya’. We have big Rubbermaid bins, one for each boy, that hold all their stuff from birth to today. We go through them every now and then, and it elicits smiles, laughs, and tears simultaneously. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      2. Noel Hartem says:

        Wait til they are grown and you come across one…

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      3. Breaking my heart to even think about it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Phyllis Rogers says:

    Truly treasures. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      They are and thank you for taking the time to read my post

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  3. Miriam says:

    Aww, this is beautiful. I have so many of these treasures … โค๏ธ

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      They really are my favorite treasures. I can still see their little eyes looking up at me as they gave them

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      1. Miriam says:

        Oh yes I know. Very precious ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. ivor20 says:

    Truly beautiful gifts, honest treasures from the heart.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      They really are priceless treasures. I miss my girls being so little and making things together. Im glad they are out on their own but the little things like that, I really do miss. Thank you for appreciating the post for what it meant.

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      1. ivor20 says:

        I felt the vibes from way down here. gorgeous.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. The gifts of the heart, known as correspondence, take up lots of space, but that space would otherwise be a void.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      So very true โค๏ธ

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  6. Beautiful nostalgic sentiments and examples!

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you. They are so special to me

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  7. What a delightful draw of beautiful memories cherished with love..I have a few boxes with similar contents.. Nothing beats the sunshine they bring ๐Ÿ™‚ Many thanks for sharing these special mementos ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you Sue. ๐Ÿ’•

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  8. Beautifully written. You almost made me a bit weepy.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you so much and I was a bit weepy when I wrote it so I understand. I’m glad you appreciated the meaning

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