Through this maze of living
you are a voice affirming
reason and calling me back to center.
In our heart’s journeys
you have helped me lay dreams to rest,
brought me back from the edge,
or laughed ourselves to tears
at life and its quirks.
Through our children’s growing pains,
and exquisite joy,
you stand with steadfast love.
When I think of this
extraordinary journey we’re blessed with
I cannot imagine doing it without your integrity and laughter....
my abiding friend.
I am forever grateful
that you share your friendship with me.
It could take lifetimes to say
for the grace and spiritual elegance you offer.
You are this canary diamond
shedding warmth and light through so many facets.....
precious and utterly unique.
The happy in your birthday is definitely
for all who know and love you,
I know for certain, I do.
Copyright © Anna Lee Stedman