*Friend | Let’s See Each Other Through

As I held hands with my family, in circle of prayer around our table,
I listened.
Each person, youngest to oldest, shared thoughts of gratitude with each other
and to God…
Within the touch of each hand, there… I appreciated
my best friends,
and recalled a poem I wrote many years ago:


Hand in Hand

My child’s hand in my hand
love’s treasure that I hold;
Keep your hand in my hand
until we’re very old.

My child’s hand in my hand
so small inside my touch;
Watching you grow and change
I love you, oh… so much!

My child’s hand in my hand
in good times, sad and blue;
Let’s be heart-in-hand friends
to see each other through.

My child’s hand in my hand
taking turns along life’s way;
I’ll lead you, and you lead me
good friends I hope we’ll stay.

I wish that your feelings of gratitude and friendship will be the ones that guide you through the holiday seasons. I wish that our hearts, and not our wallets, will provide the riches we need to sustain- peace, joy, happiness… love and hope.


Weekly Photo Challenge: May 31, 2017 | “Friend


* 21/35   I’m playing catch-up with 2017 Weekly Photo Challenge Posts | Names, Ambience, Graceful, Re-purpose, Solitude, Shadow, Against the Odds, A Good Match, The Road Taken, Wish, Atop, It Is Easy Being Green!, Dense, Security, Surprise, Earth, Wanderlust, Danger!, Reflecting, Heritage, Evanescent, Friend, Order, Focus, Transient, Delta, Bridge, Collage, Unusual, Satisfaction, Textures, Elemental, Ooh, Shiny!, Corner, Structure

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