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My Gratitude

I have made a promise to You. 
And like many of my promises, I wasn't able to keep it, 
Time and again, I would fail You, 
But time and again, You would believe in me. 
Accepting me, as if I never hurt You, would never ever do. 
With open arms, with all your heart, You would take me. 

There is nothing that i would do or say, more or less 
Would amount to what You have done 
And would still do for me. 
The kindness, the understanding and the patience,
That You, so generously give me all the time. 
The Greatness of Your love is too much 
Compare to my little soul.
But you're always being there for me 
Simply tells me that I deserve You.

You give all of You to me 
But in return I know, 
I wasn't able to do the same. 
Yet You, still stayed with me.
To give me the peace and quiet that I wanted, 
The security and comfort that I longed for, 
To always take care of me. 
To listen to my weaknesses. 
To believe in my dreams,
To take away the pain and the hurt in my being, 
To be the Truest Friend.
These and all wonderful things 
That only You could make possible. 

I know in time more than just saying 'Thank You', 
I would be able to really be of worth 
To the Greatness of Your Love.
I would be able to keep the promises I made to You.
I would be able to stop hurting You, 
And failing You.

I know that I need not tell You to stay with me 
And be with me all  throughout my life, 
For You will be. 
You have never left, and never will You. 
But I would still ask you to be forever present in my life,
Through the sad and mad seasons, 
For every imaginable situations. 

I would like to thank You for everything that has been, 
That is, and that will be. 
And for all that I have become, and would still become. 
Just for the simple reason that 
You are in my life and that You love me. 
With all my heart, thank You, Almighty God 
For Your undying and unconditional Love.

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