A simple Christmas Tradition carried on
A tree planted in memory of those no longer here
In memory of our Fallen Warriors, Family and Friends
And in a near by tree birds were singing
A sign of Hope as we get closer to a New Year
As I looked around in my Memory Garden I spotted
One single rose bud
On my Yellow Peace Rose partially opened
Another gift of Promised Peace
For all those I have prayed for daily
When I entered the house
I was greeted with the words
I love you
Spoken with genuine feeling and truth
A gift that could not have been bought
Which is the same gift I returned to the man in my life
We then allowed ourselves time
to respond to Merry Christmas Wishes from
Warrior Nation, Face book , and enails
Recognizing the Gift of Friendship
As a gift from those far and near.
Making calls to those we knew would be alone
Calling a Son who died but was given back
Through the Grace of God and Men who were given
The gift of saving lives.
Talking to a child who learned
If you believe in yourself and have faith
You can change your life and his gif to me was
I have lost over 60 lbs.
I was a360 pounds
Today I weigh 303 pounds
Since I have been praying for him and a healthy life
I again recognized a Gift that could not be vought and placed
Under any Christmas tree.
As many people struggle
I see the gift of them overcoming and being Thankful
Then the long awated call came
From the Grandchild
We spent many years raising
Since our Son his father
Has always lived a Troubled life with many handicaps.
But a father who can paint rosy pictures
In a childs mind of what could be.
But would never become a reality
Being Parents and Grandparents
We knew he would have to face life and truth as it really is
As a young man he will tough it out
Finish his College courses
Graduating in June as a Electrican
Then return to a promised Job nearer to the place he calls home
A awakening to the reality he cannot some he loves
But he can move forward in his life
Blazing his own trails in the future
Never giving up on what could be
Loving Parents who gave him life
But were never able to be what he had hoped for
A gift definitely given
A Grandchild-Son Who understands the Serenity Prayer
Hearing from my Soldier Sons
Who struggle who fear the coming pink slips
Calling to Wish us a Merry Christmas
Assuring us no matter what
They will forge ahead and overcome.
and one day they will walk through our door
Meeting their war time Mom and Dad
and the rest of their God Given Family
Hopefully at the August Family Reunion.
I my Friends have been truely Blessed
With Gfts only a Heart can gove another heart
With gifts from children created by their own hands..
Pickles in jars ready too eat
Bird house for the birds
May you all know I accepted your Merry Christmas's as a Gift
And the Gifts from Others in my life
Were the Real Gifts to be seen
Were those from the ones who Struggle yet had time
Time to reach out and say
I Love You
So now I can say I hope your Christmas was filled with
Gifts from the hearts of those you love.
And that 2015 ifs filled with Gifts of Love
From the Hearts of Your Family and Friends