My very talented mother-in-law Grace O. Ronningen composed this poem when she was eighteen years old. She received a national award for her poetry, and many of her poems were published. Her poem ‘Campfire Glow’ conveys a message to those hoping to reconnect with their lost in the afterlife. I dedicate this poem to birth mothers who grieve, and their orphaned, fostered, and adopted children, whom when grown, think of their birth parents with growing wisdom, and in the spirit of forgiveness.
I want to die like a campfire.
I want my last hours to burn with a love for life
That will make people want to warm their hands at its glow.
I want my soul to rise straight to You.
Like a fire’s smoke on a windless night.
by Grace O. Ronningen
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