Stages

Stages of life pass us by
First, we are baby’s dependent on those around us
Then we are children learn to run, jump and have fun
Followed by those teen years between a child and adult
As we begin our adult years there comes new experiences                                       From marriage to parenthood
Watching our children grow as we go along in our own lives
Growing through those stages of life we once traipsed
Then they reach that time for marriage and starting their own families
Becoming in-laws then grandparents
Oh grandparents a stage I recently came into
How wonderful it has been to watch my baby grow up and have her own baby
As I held my grandson for the first time
The magic of seeing my own daughter as a baby returned
Such a small little person, but so incredible to behold
That love of a child raised tenfold
How fascinated I was just to watch him there
A miracle that started when I met such a beautiful person so long ago
How our love created our own family which now has grown larger you see
Being a grandparent is a badge I wear with pride
A name I love to hear told into my ear
Thank you, Lord, for another wonderful gift
So perfectly made by the hand who made us all


Photo is a personnel photo of myself and my grandson.

Future for Two

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Dreaming of a future with you

A time when our days are made for us two

Travelling from place to place

Discovering the beauty of God’s great creation

From the Beaches of the coasts

To the Mountains along the divide

And all the areas in-between

Together we will travel from one destination to the next

Visiting our children and their families

Growing older into our twilight we will be

Experiencing all the sights of created by God’s mighty hand

A future meant just for us two


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Time

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Time is always moving

Something we think we can control

Always believing we have more than we do

When time goes against us

We always say I wish I had more

The real problem is not how much, but how we use it

Loved ones, friends and family

Always finding reasons why we can’t be with them

Always saying I have plenty of time

Then one day that time is done

Loved ones gone, friends go away, family grows older

We always complain I wish I only had more time

Take that time now

Tell your friends, family, children, and loved ones

How much you love them

Take that time and put away your distractions

Go on that trip, play that game or spend that time with them

Before it is too late.

 

Friends

Growing up we make friends all around

Some are close and some you just know

They come in all shapes and sizes

For different reasons at different times

We love the time we spend with them

Hoping it will never end

As we grow our friends often change

What we enjoy and what we do affects what we do

Friends from school

Friends from the neighborhood

Friends from sports, church or so much more

As we go into adulthood our friendships change again

Marriages, children and changes to our lives

Now they come from where we work

Where we live and from who our kids know

The closeness we had when we were kids

Replaced by that feeling of unknown

Hoping for that tightness we had when we were young

Someone to laugh with and tell our secrets to

Sometimes we get lucky and find such a friend

We hope that they will be around through thick and thin

A friend like that is hard to find indeed


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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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Awaiting the day of arrival

Looking into your eyes for the first time

Heart wrapped around your finger

Crawling along the floor

Pulling up to walk some more

First day of school, following the bus to ensure you’re not scared

School plays, recitals and field trips

Watching you scrape your knees when you fall on the ground

Holding you close as tears abound

Family trips, holidays and so much more

Into a young lady you grow so quick

Days go by, weeks than years

Graduation day is soon here

Watching you strike out on your own

Soon a young man catches your eye

Down the aisle I lead you, with a tear in my eye

So proud I am to watch you grow from the baby girl I held so close

To the fine you woman you have become

Always remember that, “In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle the Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Love Dad

 

Thankful

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What am I thankful for over this past year

I am thankful for the few close people I call my friend

I am thankful for my Mom who is always there when I need her

I am thankful for my Dad, stubborn as a mule, but a good father none the less

I am thankful for my brother who was always my protector as a little kid

I thankful for my big sister, it has been two years since you passed away, I miss you still

I am thankful for my In-laws who have accepted me as their son and brother

I am thankful for my children, four girls who are all amazing in their own way

I am thankful for my amazing wife, who has put up with me all these years and still loves me

I am most thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who calls me son

Who has forgiven me when I really don’t deserve it.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are we can all give thanks for something.