God's Greatest Blessings
Written for Sarah
I haven’t always been perfect,
after twenty-seven years I’m sure you already knew,
I’ve had my slip-ups along the way,
but every time I stumbled I had the support of you.
Yes, Sarah, my life would be much different
had we not met and fallen in love;
I may not be on the same righteous path,
working every day for the good Lord above.
I have walked through darker days,
I have ventured off the path,
but every time I wandered off
the good Lord brought me back.
You see, long ago, God sent down to me
a helper to see me through;
He sent me an angel to help and guide me,
he sent me an angel in the form of you.
That angel loved and supported me,
she stood by me through it all,
she didn’t blink or shy away
when faced with our God’s call.
She stood by me through college days,
she stood by me through job interviews,
she stood by me through trying times,
she stood by me through every move.
Together, that angel and I
brought forth a wonderful family:
three handsome boys upon this earth,
she made me a proud daddy.
She supported and loved them
the same way she did me,
together we raised them everyday
to be children God would like to see.
The hours were long, and the pay was poor,
but we enjoyed the work just the same,
we spent every hour we could with them;
there weren’t enough hours in the day.
They grew with each passing school year,
every basketball and soccer game,
we attended every activity,
every band concert and Christmas play.
As our boys turned into men,
they reached out for higher places,
when they were ready for the great big world,
we hid the sadness from our faces.
We knew that we had raised them
to be the best that they could be,
though the nest at home was empty,
we were proud of what they came to be.
God has blessed me in many ways,
with life, children, and hugs,
but the greatest blessing he gave to me
has always been your love.
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