Every day I count my blessings.
When I awake, I am blessed with another day.
When I rest my head on my pillow at night,
I am blessed because I lived through another day.
I have a most wonderful husband.
He blesses me in all the wonderful things he does
To fulfill my life.
To keep my strong with his cooking.
To support me in all the endeavors in which I partake.
In being by my side through all these many years.
I am blessed to be the mother of three wonderfully
Talented, special grown children
Who live fulfilling lives of their own.
It fills me with tearful joy whenever I hear their voices
Whenever I get to spend time with them
Are some of the best days of my life.
They make me feel intense pride
And joy and love.
And I miss them, even though I am proud that
They are doing fine on their own.
I am blessed with family
That comes in many forms.
There are my seven grandchildren who are
Who are kind and generous and caring.
Who are succeeding in diverse ways.
And whom I love dearly.
There are other family members who
Hold special places in my heart.
They call, ask how things are going,
Share stories, sit and talk, share meals
And many more special ways.
I am blessed with friends
Who care about me
Who enjoy being with me
In whom I find support and comfort.
They nurture me artistically,
Share fun times and with whom I have great talks.
Our connections span years,
And even when separated by space and time,
We connect when chance encounters brings us together.
In all these ways,
God has been there for me.
He walks with me, helps me, cares for me.
For all this, I can say with all honesty,
That I am truly blessed.