Celebrating This New Year
As another old year has come to pass
I look back over my life and gasp...
Because God has brought me through many ups and downs
I have memories of smiles, laughs, tears and frowns.
I give God praise as the memories flood my mind
Because He has been right with me, time after time
There were those lonely days as a child feeling abandoned by her mother
And the good fun days with my father, aunts, uncles, cousins, sister and brothers.
There are schools that I loved and teachers I adored.
Then there were times when I struggled with math and science and was bored.
I always loved to read, so the library was one of my favorite places
The books that I read, had me travel to other lands and spaces.
I also reflect on those relationships that didn't work
And caused me a lot of pain, rejection and hurt
Then there are memories of my churches -God's Battalion, ACTS, Love Fellowship and Times Square
Where I learned to love, serve, evangelize, and go to God in prayer.
And I will always be thankful for opportunities to travel overseas and to 36 states!
So yes, this new year reminds me of the blessings of my fate.
So here I am at an age that I never thought I would make.
Due to all the health issues and sicknesses that I couldn't shake.
But it is the Lord who has brought me through each and every stage
Infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adult and middle age.
So I celebrate life with you , on this New Years day
And I'm glad you are here and appreciate you in every way.