In Our Precious God, We Trust


I have tasted


the sweetness of life,


a baby’s cry


a child’s hug


a teen’s concerns,


a family’s rush to gather in more


of the goodness


that surrounds,


due to the presence of our Lord.




And I have also seen sadness


that threatens delight


in our souls –


the tearing of love from a mother’s


heart, when drugs and other


evils threaten her home




and I weep.


And I pray –


do not allow such troubles, Lord


to come upon our family’s shore.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

I was very blessed to have been introduced to Esther who accepted my proposal of marriage and 41 years later we remain in love with each other. Our four children are grown, we have five grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Living life is so precious and this poem is a reminder of the different stages we encounter.

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