Unsought words penetrate my thoughts. And what have I been given?
Life. Parents who loved me. Extended family who helped mold me. A sheltering home. An opportunity to learn to read, write, explore.
A husband, and then a son. A daughter-in-love, and then three grandchildren.
Long-time friends and new friends who know me and accept me as I am. Neighbors who share my lane and look out for me
Meaningful work. Music and a gateway to share it with students and in ministry.
God the Father, the Word, the Holy Spirit desiring relationship with me, seeking me, forgiving me, living in me to be guide, comfort, teach, and help.
Strength to engage in life. A mind to think and reason and create.
Much has been given. What is required?