‘Twasn’t long ago,
I was sitting between my parents in church.
When we bowed our heads to pray,
My father reached for my hand,
And the years fell away.
I was a child,
Sitting in church on a Sunday night,
Holding my Daddy’s hand.
Even then it was gnarled and bent, calloused and worn,
And I held on tight.
A practical joke, a twinkle in his eye,
A father, a friend, a guide.
A man who plays as hard as he works,
A Dad who’s always on my side.
I turned to see my mother singing,
And my eyes were drawn to her lips,
And again, the years did slip.
I was a child again,
Leaning on my Mama’s knee,
Spellbound by her full sweet lips,
As she sat reading Bible stories to me.
A prayer on her lips,
a song in her heart,
A friend, a teacher, a mother.
A woman of God, with open arms,
A Mom to me and so many others.
So many memories,
So many things to be thankful for.
A Mom and a Dad,
Who give and give some more.
Poem By Margie “B” Grieb Runels
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