Logo Jerry Ham

Listmates,
Lately I often find myself thinking of life after mom. I can't help but wonder how I'll respond when she is finally released from this terrible illness. I have to admit that the question is always there in the back of my mind, will I too develop this disease? That is something that only God alone knows, so I try not to dwell on the question, just go on doing what I can. I've written this to share my thoughts and feelings.








I'll choose to remember

I'll choose to remember the good days we've had,
And not just focus on the days that were bad.
I'll choose to remember her warm gentle smile,
Which I have not seen for quite a long while.
I'll choose to remember her strong tender arms,
That I knew would always keep me from harm.
That's not to say my childhood was free,
From the trials of life that shape what we'll be.
Life isn't perfect, and it's not always fair.
But I know I was loved and I saw that they cared.
No, I'm not ignoring the bad that I see.
And sometimes I wonder if her fate awaits me.
But that's out of my hands, there's no use to stew.
There're far more important things that I need to do.
Mom needs my care, the best I can give.
I'll commit unto God, the life that I live.
I'll choose to remember the good days we've had,
And not just focus on the days that were bad.

© 1999, Jerry Ham

e-mail: Jerry.Ham@werner-saumweber.de

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