A year has almost passed in to the beyond Time of great upheaval and mayhem Changes to so much of what had been normal Adjusting to stay alive In the midst of this all Unbelievable grace has been bestowed Old lives setting in the past at the drop of a ball New chances with the rise of the sun in the east Miracle of new life won out With chubby cheeks and dark brown eyes The announcement of another to come What more could Grandma and Grandpa ask A move on faith That brings two back as one Life is strange In so much peril and scourge Can the graciousness of God be seen With all of that I still pray That next year can go back to normal Faces seen, hugs and handshakes
Hello out there just wanted t say hello and let you know that I’m currently having to sit on the sidelines for a little while. I just had surgery on my right shoulder, had my rotator cuff repaired, had my bicep muscle moved and reattached and finally had part of my shoulder bone shaved back. I’m having to do everything left handed which has been an adventure in itself. Never realized how hard it is putting on your socks with one hand. Writing this has been an adventure. I will try to keep on reading and following your blogs as best I can. Thank you and God bless you all.
I was blessed to find a love so rare
She was an answer to all my prayers
Above all others she’s the one
Unfortunately, my actions almost made it come undone
An angel from heaven was she
Our love was always meant to be
So, entrusted from God from the start
I was to always be the keeper of her heart
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.
Gently I will always hold you and be there for you
My Love does not Envy
I am proud of all your talents and who you are
My Love does not Boast
I know my needs are not more important than yours
My Love is not Proud
I have done things to hurt you and have not always been the husband I should be
My Love is not Rude
My ears will listen, my mouth will stay quiet and my attention will be on you
My Love is not Self-Seeking
I don’t want me to be more than you, I want me to be us forever
My Love is not easily angered
I understand and will look at things from your side also
My Love Keeps No Records of Wrongs
What was done is done, I still love you with all my heart and soul
My Love will Never Fail
I will be at your side until the end. You are my one and only
Not the best poem, but it goes out to my wonderful, beautiful, talented, amazing, caring, I could go on and on Wife. You are part of my soul and though we have been going through some rough times. I will always be there like I hadn’t been. I am sorry for the way I took you for granted and denied your needs. I just want you to know I am going to be the husband you want and deserve. I am still amazed everyday that you choose me. Today, Tomorrow, Forever is my Love for you. Keep being that shining light and please continue to be my partner in this thing we call Life. All My Love..
Hope is such a small but exciting word
Even when things look bleakest
Hope is a knowledge that there is always light in the darkness
It allows you to continue on
And it shows you a path to go upon
Hope is just that an idea that things will get better
So when you feel like your life is down
Search for that word that will turn it around
Hope will find you when you least expect it
Providing you an idea of what life can be
So keep your chin up
And always look for the hope in the good
Because when you realize it
It is always darkest before the dawn
God gave us a hope in this world
Through his son who is the Light of this World
So find that hope and it will set you free.
As it has done for me
Like angels in heaven
Playing a tune meant for creation
Upon the winds it sweeps so pleasant
A Heavenly narration
It surrounds you in joy
Making a picture of beauty
A song made just for you to enjoy
It can’t help but take away the gloomy
The call of nature is irrefutable
For its sounds are purely magically musical
Laying on the ground
Daisy’s grew all around
Into the heavens she stared
Wondering if anyone cared
Looking for a sign from above
Upon the sky she spied a white dove
For she found what she sought
The beauty of all creation she thought
Was given to her that day
While under those blue skies and blossoms, she lay
In her silence she stopped and prayed
She knew then that God was with her that day.
What am I thankful for on this Thanksgiving:
1. My Lord and Savior
2. My loving supportive wife
3. My 4 beautiful daughters
4. My 2 handsome son-in-laws
5. My Mother, who is always there for her family with a heart of gold
6. My Father and Step Mother, who show my wife and children so much love
7. My Sister who I miss dearly each and every day
8. My Big Brother, you will always be that to me.
9. My Nieces and Nephews who have grown up so well
10. My other brother(and my nephew who is so full of life and wonder) and sister (and her wonderful husband) who I see to little of.
11. My In-laws who have always giving us support and been there for us and our children when needed. Always giving such words and of encouragement and love.
12. My friends who I may not always agree with, but they will always be my friends first.
13. My Army Buddies, it is a rare breed which we are, but even though we see each other so little, so close we still are.
14. Being able to still do the job I love, serving the country I love and has given me so much.
15. I am thankful for so much more and more, I could go on forever.
16. May your Thanksgiving be full of the blessings from our Lord above. Count your blessings, you may find more than you realize.