Prayers, Poems and Misc. 
For Billy

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What would you do if every time you wanted someone 
they would never be there?
What would you do if for every moment you were truly happy
there would be 10 moments of sadness?
What would you do if your best friend died tomorrow 
and you never got to tell them how you feel?
So, I just wanted to say, even if I never talk to you again
in my life, you are special to me and 
you have made a difference in my life.

I look up to you, respect you, and truly cherish you.
Let old friends know you haven't forgotten them, 
and tell new friends you never will.
Remember, everyone needs a friend, someday you might
feel like you have NO FRIENDS at all, 
just remember this and take comfort in
knowing somebody out there cares about you and always will.

I'll Always Be There
In times of trouble,
In times of need,
If you are feeling SAD,
You can count on me.
I will give you a wink,
Until you smile,
give you a hug,
And stand by your side.
I'll be there for you till the end,
I'll always and forever, be your friend!

(Submitted by Carie Donahue)

If I could catch a rainbow

Author: Sandra Lewis Pringle

If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it, just for you,
And, share with you, its beauty, on the days you're feeling blue.

If I could, I would build a mountain, you could call your very own.
A place to find serenity, a place just to be alone.

If I could, I would take your troubles, and toss them into the sea.
But, all these things, I'm finding, are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain, or catch a rainbow fair;
but, let me be, what I know best,
A Friend, who's always there.

I promise to defend you, should the occasion ever rise,
And, I promise to wipe away the tears,
which might stream from your weeping eyes.

Let me be the trusted Friend, the one that you know best.
I will never leave you, on that, you can surely rest.

(Submitted by Jenny Cionca)


You say: "It's impossible"  
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)
You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you
(John 3:16 & John 3:34)
You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)
You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28)
You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)
You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)
You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
You say: "I don't have enough faith"
God says: I've given everyone a measure of faith
(Romans 12:3)
You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

(Submitted by Carie Donahue)

Bill - For quite some time I was trying to think of the perfect song to post here, just for you.  Now I have it, thanks to you!  On 3-17 when us girls came down to see you, you had really started talking.  I put on a CD for you.... and you blew me away, you started singing along with it.  So here it is bud, one of your favorites and mine too!  I'm only going to post the words you sang!  
Love Ya! -Ape

Sugar Magnolia
by The Grateful Dead

.....  blossoms blooming, heads all empty and I don't care,
Saw my baby down by the river, knew she'd have to come up soon for air.
( Submitted by April Debner )


Ability is to look at a blank page,
And create a poem.
Ability is to stare into the eyes of fear,
And come out stronger because of it,
Ability is to walk into a room of strangers,
And come out with freinds.
Ability is to admit you are wrong,
When you are wrong.
Ability is to get back up,
When you fall down.
Ability is to believe,
When everything seems lost


**Billy, I KNOW you have the ability to get through this.  
I know you will get back up after all this and be 
the same old Billy like I know.  
Get well soon, We all miss you very much!**

( Submitted by Alicia Anderson )

Hold On

(Sarah McLachlan)


Hold on

Hold on to yourself

For this is gonna hurt like hell


Hold on

Hold on to yourself

You know that only time can tell


My love

You know that you’re my best friend

You know that I’d do anything for you

And my love

Let nothing come between us

My love for you is strong and true


So now you’re sleeping peaceful

I lie awake and pray

That you’ll be strong tomorrow

And will see another day

And we will praise it

And love the light that brings a smile

Across your face


Hold on

Hold on to yourself

For this is gonna hurt like hell
(Submitted by Friend Kristi Thompson)

The Impossible
(Joe Nichols)

And then there was my junior year
Billy had a brand new car
It was late; the road was wet
I guess the curves was just too sharp
I walked away without a scratch
They brought the helicopter in
And Billy couldn't feel his legs
Said he'd never walk again
But Billy said he would and his mom and daddy prayed
And the day we graduated, he stood up to say:

Unsinkable ships sink
Unbreakable walls break
Sometimes the things you think could never happen
Happens just like that
Unbendable steel bends
If the fury of the wind is unstoppable
I've learned to never underestimate
The impossible

*Billy you always tease me on how every song reminds me of someone. And you once asked me what song reminded me of you, and I told you "The Impossible" by Joe Nichols. Well I never knew it would remind me of you this much.  But this song is true when it comes to you.  You can overcome this. You can show everyone that anything is possible, especially when it comes to you. It may take a while but I know you can do it, I know you can show us.*
Love Jessica

Bouncing Around the Room
Song by Bill's Phish 

The woman was a dream I had
Though rather hard to keep
for when my eyes were watching hers
They closed,
And I was still asleep.

For when my hand was holding hers
She whispered words and I awoke
And faintly bouncing around the room
The echo of whomever spoke
I awoke and faintly bouncing round the room
the echo of whomever spoke.

The place I saw was far beneath
The surface of the sea
My sight was poor
But I was sure
The sirens sang their songs for me
They dance above me as I sink
I see them through a crystal haze
And hear them bouncing round the room
the never ending coral maze

That time and once again I'm bouncing around the room.

(submitted by Kurt Seydow one of Bill's co-workers)

Be at peace - Do not fear the changes of life;
Rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them.

He has kept you hiterto, and He will lead you safely through all things; 
and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in His arms.

Do not be afraid of what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father
who cares for you today will take care of you  then and everyday.

He will either shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing
strength to bear it.  Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and

( Submitted by Aunt Pat Lobitz )

Bill I pray you can hear me!
Because I want you back
With all your brain waves back on track

I love you more than you will ever know
I want to give you a great big hug to show you so

You have to wake up from your coma
So open those beautiful eyes and look around the room
To see all the people who love you are rooting for you
and want to see you fully alive


( submitted by Dawn )

Somebody's Praying Me Through
by Allen Asbury

Pressing over me like a big blue sky
I know someone has me on their heart tonight
That's why I know it's gonna be alright
'Cause somebody's praying me through
Somebody's praying me through
It may be my Mother, it might be my Dad
Or an old friend I've forgot I had
But whoever it is I'm so glad that
Somebody's praying me through
Somebody's praying me through
Through the tears, through the rain
Through the sorrow, through the pain
It keeps bringing me through
Over and over again
So when you're drowning in a sea of hurt
And it feels like life couldn't get any worse
There's a blessing waiting to push back the curse
'Cause somebody's praying you through
Somebody's praying you through
Someone got down on their knees and prayed for me
Somebody's, somebody's praying you through

( submitted by Cousin Amy Heltemes )

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn't ask for wealth of fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind).
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant your health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small.
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!

(Submitted by Aunt Julie Scheffler)

 We have established a trust fund in Bill's name
to help with uncovered medical expenses. 
Please send your donation to 

William "Bill" Dahl Fund
c/o STS Flooring Inc
17200 Medina Road,  Suite 800
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
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