This is a book of poems by Pat Morrell-Donnelly about “Honoring God,”
“Honoring Family,” “Honoring Friends,” and “Honoring Country.” It is a very personal book but she hopes readers will relate to the thoughts in her poems.
It is an attempt to pay homage to those that have touched her life in
their own special, unique way.
The dictionary states, “Honor is about respect, recognition, and esteem shown to others.” Reverence implies, “Profound respect mangled with love, devotion, or awe.”
Pat states, “For those of us that had loving parents, loving families,
and lifetime friends we have been greatly blessed. And to have been
born into an exceptional country like the U.S.A., even as a child of
the depression, knowing struggles and adversities, we still have been
doubly blessed.” She says, “Trials and challenges only made us
stronger. We believed if we wanted anything monetarily we had to work
for it. We never thought of relying on the government.”
Pat says, “Unlike some of our “citizens” today being brainwashed, we
were ALWAYS proud of our country. We believed in being responsible,
working hard to attain a better life, and always treating others as we
would like to be treated.”
“Honoring” is a book of poems about faith, hope, and love and
inspirational and motivational thoughts. Also poems about her precious family, her loved ones and friends, and poems in memory of those that have “gone on before us.” Also poems of appreciation for our great country and those that have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Thoughts in these poems come from difficulties and challenges and
losses experienced while traveling her life’s journey, and hopefully
they will touch the reader’s in a way to better equip them to face
their own challenges and adversities.
Strength derived from family and friends and Pat’s strong faith has
brought her through many difficult times and while she can’t speak to
“all” she is hoping through these poems she can show her appreciation
for the part many have played in her life. For these she will be