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Memorial created 11-16-2006 by
Kay Scruggs
Joshua Lee Scruggs
October 23 1987 - March 20 2006

The whole time Josh was going through cancer he still managed to smile most times. The pictures on this page were taken while Josh was having chemo and radation. You will see in them the strongest man I ever knew.

Your Smile

All the tears I shed
Many you didn't see
"It'll be ok Mom"
Is what you said to me

You were never angry,
And seldom questioned why
You faced a demon
And had far more strength than I

For I was furious
Reasons I needed to know
Only answers from God
Would ease my aching soul

Where was God’s mercy?
I remember asking you
“You must have faith Mom”
“God will see us through”

It could be that God’s mercy
May be to take me home
For when the pain is greater
I won’t be very strong

I heard you say those words
And tears ran down my face
With a smile so warm and gentle
You said it’d be ok

You tried not showing your pain
Kept smiling to the end
I didn’t know that night
I’d never see your smile again

Now that you’re in heaven
And your smiles I can not see
I pretend you are the sunshine
And you’re smiling down on me

Author/Written By:
Mom & Dad


"He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger." ~ Japanese Proverb

"Every time a man smiles, and much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life." ~ Laurence Sterne

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important." ~ Janet Lane

"A smile of encouragement at the right moment may act like sunlight on a closed-up flower; it may be the turning point for a struggling life."

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles." ~Washington Irving

A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever.

A smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.

So many languages in the world, and a smile speaks them all.

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

"If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook" ~ Les Giblin

Smiles are the soul's kisses. ~ Minna Thomas Antrim

"All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile." ~ Chris Hart

"No matter how small, a SMILE on your face tells all."

SMILE! it's free therapy! ~ Doug Horton

In Loving Memory
Of My Borrowed Angel
Josh Scruggs


Yesterday it was someone else's child.
Today it was mine.
Don't let it be yours tomorrow.

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