"A Blessed Year"
in the Year of 2012 our reflection
reminded how truly blessed
our family felt with strong emotion.
a new home with lovely trees
and blossoming bushes flourished
green grass for animals to enjoy
beautiful birds singing melodies
acres of ground for gatherings
happiness surrounded new parents
my military son and his wife
welcomed new baby boy with
pride and joy and love.
God has given us so many reasons
to cherish each other and Life
for love rules our home always.
through sickness and death
we fought the good fight of faith
and trials made us a strong family
material possessions allow feelings
of importance ... but ...
we learned that love is the
key element to this earthly existence.
so in the Year of 2012
we share this love with everyone
thus extolling God, who loves us all
*For Carol Sunshine Brown's In the Year 2012 Contest.