a list of things i’m thankful for

would fill my house, spill out the door

for safe beneath our roof live three

most precious treasures, dear to me

a husband of some thirty years

who shares my joy, my sorrow, tears

and two of our most valued ones

a much loved daughter and a son

our second son was home a while

it brought me joy and made me smile

extended fam’ly and my friends

what a wonder . . . never ends

and day by day i realize more

fellow Christians help me soar

when morning comes, i get to be

at a job that blesses me

and though it’s coming to a close

there’s new adventure i suppose

for waiting in the wings there are

several projects that so far

demand more time than i can spend

to see each one through to the end

so extra time to sit right here

to see the finish coming near

that would be so very good

doing things i know i should

so for right now i’ll look ahead

not with sorrow, not with dread

i’ll stand upon the rocky ledge

right up close, upon the edge

i’ll spread my wings and then i’ll fly

rising higher, touch the sky

“. . . do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV).

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