Thank You, Barbara

Together we made our way--

Through meadowed years bright with Spring's promise.


Through  mountained years rough, tough as granite.

Through valleyed years: one finally through the Shadow.


Together we made our way--

Sharing with each other that which cannot be shared with anyother.


Trusting each other's committed love in holy wedlock,

Living as one for thirty eight years and five months.


God has granted us His blessing in our love;

And three daughters, issues of that love.


As well, three sons-in-law and thirteen grandchildren,

Rich bonuses of His love.