time draws near
is really here.
reflect and time to gather
of what to be thankful of.
I think not.
is not full these days
be thankful is beyond my grasp.
give thanks? This, I believe, can be done.
my soul deep within
to give thanks surface to the edge
memories of yesterdays,
love, the laughter, the joy of each day when James was with us
trials & tribulations of being an active parent,
rewards & the challenges of raising a child,
days of blissful ignorance when I thought tragedy would never visit our
days when life was normal, even though I took it all for granted.
treasures of todays,
sunrise, sunset, the changing of the seasons,
found friends along this journey I reluctantly travel
tried & true friends who stand by me still,
strong and everlasting love of my husband
warmth of wet kisses from my canine companion & feline friend,
encouragement & support, compassion & caring I give & receive
survive and help others survive.
hopes and possibilities of a peaceful tomorrow,
faith, love, & perseverance as I struggle to move on
James in my heart forevermore, spiritually guiding me with his new
sorrow and reluctance, each new day,
somehow, be open and loving,
forsake what I've learned Because of what I've lost.
see, it's not about keeping up with the Jones' having an SUV or two in the
garage, having the largest beanie baby collection having so many CD's, video
games, or the newest, most improved, latest and greatest new gadgets, not even
being up to date with state of the art technology -
about love - it's about the gifts of yesterday, blended with the blessings of
today to make meaning for tomorrow.