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Eilish's Powerpoint, etc

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by MelStan, May 5, 2011.

  1. MelStan

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    I had wanted to post Eilish's powerpoint along with my thankyou, but didn't know how to do it (thanks Ellen and Penny on FB for suggesting Slideshare)
    It was a class project..they were being taught how to make slideshows on the computer. She was either 9 or 10. I found it recently and watched it again..it's so sweet, and so very heartbreaking :(. She had such a positive outlook on life, and I'm so proud of her :cwds:

    http://www.slideshare.net/WDPoldebarts/eilish-power-point-for-contest

    I would also like to share a poem that she wrote when she was 9. She always loved writing, and I think she had amazing talent.

    The Wolf

    The moon goes down to rest,
    And everything is still.
    The night wind is at rest,
    And nothing does thrill.

    Four faded footsteps,
    In the dark.
    Two clouded eyes,
    A single bark.

    A figure makes its way,
    Through the forest dense.
    Leaving behind,
    All of past tense.

    A killer has been born,
    Blood stained fangs and claws.
    A thick coat,
    Jet black and torn.

    A fiery howl is swept through the air,
    Challenging all other wolves,
    If they dare.

    With no reply, the wolf lays down to sleep.
    Silently,
    Slowly,
    Counting sheep



    And lastly..a poem she had written at school, that I had never read. Her teacher gave it to me after her funeral. I thought it was so beautiful and very moving :(
    I think her talent would have taken her far..

    Woman of the Future - by Eilish O'Brien

    I am a child. I am all things of my past.
    I am the discordant echo of my Grandfather's guitar
    and the peaceful blue of my parents' eyes.

    I am all I see
    The silk black fur of a border collie, the transparent streetlights,
    a pale blue sky blotted with veins of white

    I am all that I hear
    Rhythmic thuds of a bass guitar, the soft whistle of the wind.
    Careful footsteps of the cat on the pavement.

    I am all I feel
    I feel the wind nipping my legs. the heat of the fire
    after it's tentative flame, and the chills of running water.
    The cold steel of guitar strings. Soft fur of my tortoise shell, Suzy.

    I am all that I remember
    My Grandfather's warm smile, his helpful hand as I struggled
    to find the chords. Joey's faithful bark in the still night.

    I remember.
    I have learnt your friends mean well, and to never forget.

    I am all these things
    Like a bass guitar that ocassionally is out of tune, but finds it's sound in the end.

    I am a woman of the future.



    :'(

    I have posted some of this on FB, but thanks for letting me share them here.
     
  2. PixieStix

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    Mel, thank you for sharing Elish's wonderful poems and presentation with us. She sounds like she was a lovely, talented, and insightful young girl. I think of her and your family quite often. Thank you for sharing your experience and especially the glimpses of Elish--it inspires me to try harder to appreciate my son and be more caring, patient and loving towards him and the rest of my family.
     
  3. deafmack

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    Mel,
    Thank you for posting these. Eilish was such a talented young lady. I would have been proud to have known her. I will carry her in my heart always.
     
  4. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Eilish was a gifted, and very special writer. I knew that the first moment I saw her work. :cwds:
     
  5. selketine

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    Thanks for posting those - her poems are wonderful as is the powerpoint. :cwds:
     
  6. Parody

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    Kia Kaha Mel

    P.
    NZ
     
  7. monkeyschool

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    Beautiful poems and presentation. Thank you so much for sharing them with me.
     
  8. KatieJane'smom

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    Melanie, You are so sweet to share your beautiful, talented daughter with us. I thank you for that. I can't imagine your pain but I hold you in my thoughts and prayers. She was truly an extraordinary and special girl.
     
  9. Beach bum

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    Mel,
    Thank you for sharing. Eilish was such a gifted girl.
     
  10. OSUMom

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    I love reading Eilish's work - so talented. Thank you for sharing, Mel.
     
  11. MamaBear

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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.
     
  12. Pauji5

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    WOW. That was amazing.....I have no words to express my sorrow for your loss....I am truely sorry.
     
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    Tears running down my cheeks:( What a lovely human being she was. I wish I could be brave and ride down the street on a bike and not be afraid if I fell off, just get right back up and have some lollies as Eilish did, and get right back on again:cwds: You and her Dad raised her to make the most of what she had Mel, and she did that, and more.
     
  14. NatBMomto4

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    Absolutely beautiful. You raised an amazing girl! She will never be forgotten by the many, many people whose lives she has touched.
     
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    Mel,

    I am in absolute awe. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Eilish brought so much beauty to this world and it is such a blessing that the beauty continues to surround us.
     
  16. emm142

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    Thank you for sharing Eilish's talent. She had such a great attitude, and the poems are awesome.
     
  17. NomadIvy

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    Beautiful. You're right, she was truly gifted. She's amazing.
     
  18. Connie(BC)Type 1

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    She was gifted, like her parents, and beautiful, as are Ella, and her parents! I still have her original emails to me on my old computer!
     
  19. Ellen

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    I love that she asked others what they do at the end of her slide presentations. She was not only magnificently talented, creative and interesting, she was also interested in so much and in others too. And that picture of her squeezing Ella is fabulous. Keep sharing Mel. Love and hugs.
     
  20. Judy&Alli

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    She writes so beautifully, I really think you ought to try to get them published.
    I would buy it.:) Thank you for sharing her with us.
     

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