Today I reached the 29 years of age mark
And I cried..
For the joy I feel in my heart then I see the beauty that surrounds me
The imperfections that mould us together as a family
The quarrels and silent treatments that end in smoke from a familiar joke
I looked around and I noted that this is where love was taught to me from birth
Where faith in myself and others was instilled and love abound
I cried for the love bestowed upon me, unworthy as I am.
This last year has was filled with much of everything
To the last ends that any mind can fly to
And thus I cry
I walked in the path of dark uncertainty and deep sorrow
I look at myself and I wonder, Who am I?
How did I get this far?
And the answer lies in my faith
He who knit me in my mother’s womb
Gave me life, gave my parents joy, my friends a light
And the giver of all gifts,
Praise be to God who sits in the heavens above
I cry because I’m wide awake and can tell of these stories
Because of the new lease on life that I have been blessed with
I cry with joy in my heart because Jesus is my friend
And today is a new day, a new year, a new chance to make my voice heard
I cry because of the beauty that is called friendship
How we have carried each other on weary shoulders through the year
Meeting new friends, rejoicing in the little victories
Caring, sharing and giving love a try
Counting every blessing
I cry not because of the dark days
I cry because I live
My tears are a sacred testament to life and the living.
To the mounts of trouble I’ve overcome, the lessons learnt
I say, “Thank You”
My tears were never in vain
Today I shed a different tear
Today I cry for new life
Today is a Happy Birthday
Love: Candy Morrow