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I declare myself blessed

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I declare myself blessed

As a child I wanted to be a pilot and writer I wasn’t interested in much else.
I became a Marine at 17 a husband at 20, a father at 23 a grandfather at 50
I am a happy middle age fat man with the same wife of 41 years and she
is still all I will ever need.  I am blessed. Much more than I deserve
A more than wonderful wife, 2 fantastic daughters and 3 sweet grandchildren. 
A son in law that loves my daughter and their children
Oh yea, and a crazy dog. 

I can hear our granddaughter asking daddy over the phone 
if they can go somewhere after work when he gets home
while her brother and his dog play happily out back 
Grandma and aunty entertain the youngest of the pack

and now mommy puts them all in the tub 
splashing is followed by laughter and more splashing 
and laughter and splashing until all have had a scrub 
Just in time for daddy
And that is exactly why I bought this house

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  1. Date: 8/15/2012 10:19:00 PM
    Tie this lovely verse with a ribbon and give with roses to your lovely wife...or make copies for the whole gang..Beautiful verse. The true blessing is your knowing you are blessed. Cynthia

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 3:11:00 AM
    what a blessing life ...great write,,,be blessed always:) SK