12/13/12 Poetry “Meant To Be

Meant To Be

You and me were meant to be
Now you are our family

Sent by chance, loved by choice
The missing link–Gods work, of course

When youth was here two blessings were given
Sad to say no girls from Heaven

There was a plan from up above
One I had no thoughts nearly of

You came to me by way of birth
Your parents trusted us at first

At the time God called your mom to home
She gave me Mike to have and hold

You came later, a fate to be
And now a daughter you are to me

So much love and gratitude I feel
Loved and cared for, that’s the deal

Grateful for your mother’s love
You and Mike fit like a glove

It was to be four, not two
All because of Mike and you

11/14/12 Poetry “Dear God”

Dear God,

Today I woke to the sound of the chirping crickets and the rhythmic pattern of my rolling breath.
So full; for all that You have given me.
For a joy deep in my soul… A life full of love, laughter and song.

Today I woke with anticipation for all this day has to bring;
The promise of peace and calm as I walk in Your light.
And lying in wait for the rising sun and its glow as it peaks its golden hew over the horizon.

Today I give thanks for all the loves in my life; family, friends and all I encounter. I sit in excitement, waiting for a time with my friend and a knowing that side-aching laughter will ensue.

Today I will spend time with you as I celebrate the life of a man who has come home to You. I look forward to this, as it is a time for me to feel the Holy Spirit within me, feeling Her warmth from the inside out.

Today I lay in the knowing that this day will be all I make of it, with Your guidance. Hearing in the silence Your will and the chance to make a choice You will be so proud of. I think of the promise for an opportunity to live in humility, a gift that I have prayed for so many times; one that I liken to a climb up a slippery slope as I try to grasp hold of it.

Today I pray for Your guidance and assistance to live a day that is judgment-free. That I shall allow others their God-given right to live as they choose, and not as I would have them live.

Today I know will be the best it can be as I see in the distance my hand in Yours as we walk into the orange glow of the oncoming sunset. The glow of You and me together as it should be.