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Dr. Alfonsina Q. (Nina) Davies Epilepsy Foundation
 
December 17,  2014
 
Nadia sent this note to a number of her personal friends.  The response was so overwhelming that we decided to share it with you.  You have patiently opened and in many cases read the newsletters for the past 18 months and in a very real sense you have become part of our extended family.  Our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. 
 
A LOVING THOUGHT TO ALL MY FRIENDS
 
ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER CHRISTMAS
HERE WE ARE, LIVING YET
WITH MEMORIES REPLETE
SOME SAD, SOME HAPPY
BUT ONLY MEMORIES
OF LONG AGO.

THE YEARS WENT BY, FAST
SO FAST WE DID NOT NOTICE
YESTERDAY WE WERE YOUNG
TODAY WE ARE OLD.

WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
DID IT FLY SWIFTLY LIKE THE WIND?
ONCE IT STOOD STILL
WAS IT A SECOND OR A LIFE TIME?
NOW IT FLIES AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT.
       
LIFE AND TIME, IS THERE A ONNECTION?
NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE,
WILL THERE BE AN END?
LIFE GOES BY LIKE A DREAM
WE LABOR WE TOIL
FOR WHAT WE DON'T KNOW.

THOUGHTS STEAL INTO MY HEAD
I WONDER WHERE THEY COME FROM?
SO MANY THINGS TO PONDER
SO MUCH I DON'T KNOW.
I THINK ABOUT NINA, MY  DAUGHTER
SHE WAS HERE WITH ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

I AM GRATEFUL FOR HER LIFE,        SHORT AS IT WAS, I GIVE THANKS
FOR HER,FOR MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND,
FOR MY FRIENDS, FOR MY STUDENTS
OF YESTERYEAR, FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS       
THAT HAVE COME MY WAY
THROUGHOUT MY LONG LIFE.

ALL THIS MUSING IS
TO LET YOU  KNOW
THAT YOU ARE IMPORTANT
IN MY LIFE AND THAT I AM GRATEFUL
FOR YOUR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.

MAY YOU ALL HAVE
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
A HAPPY HANUKKAH
AND A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE.

ENJOY EACH DAY AS IF IT WERE YOUR LAST
AND SAY "I LOVE YOU" Y "TE AMO"
TO ALL THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT.

NADIA DAVIES, 2014 
 
 
 
Tom and Nadia eating Octopus Galician Style in Spain
Memorial for Nina, at Nate's Family Home  on her 56th birthday.

L-R  Tom, Skai, Roxy and Nadia.  Skai was born on Nina's Birthday
These two adorable little girls are our adopted grand daughters whom we love very much and have brought some light into our lives. We are so grateful to have them in our lives.
 
 
Give a Gift of Life and Health.  Please  DONATE WHAT YOU CAN  for those who are suffering and dying daily from this horrible disease.  Anyone at any age can have a seizure!!!  WE FINALLY MADE IT, A SCIENTIST HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO NINA'S CHAIR AT UCLA.  More news in our next news letter.
 
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