As I look back in retrospect I've had a busy life
I've been daughter, student, sweetheart,
And even thrice a wife
I've been pastor's wife, a widow, a social worker,too
I've been mother, grand great, and great great grandmother
Step and foster mother to quite a few.
I've had my share of pleasures-
the happy childhood days
The teen-age years of work and play
And choices in many ways.
I've known the joys of motherhood,
A husband's warm embrace
The memories of a hearth and home
That nothing can erase.
I've felt the chill of sorrows,
of loved ones laid to rest
The struggle to maintain a home
Alone and sore bereft..
I've traveled o'er this bounteous land
And hold in memory's halls
Pictures of rivers, lakes and trees
And tumbling waterfalls
I've seen the colors in the fall
of cedars, aspen oak,
I've seen when spring came on the
land when winter's hold she broke
I've lived a long and useful life;
but it would all be vain
Without the Friend who bore me up
Through sunshine and through pain
I sought Him early in my life and
He has never failed me,
Even when storms of doubt and fear
Like cruel darts assailed me
And when I come to my last breath-
of this one thing I'm sure
That even when I"m cold in death I'll rest in Him secure.
All Poetry in this book is composed by:
Janice Weeks, Chamberlin, Hankins, Rogers
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