GriefNet Library: Poetry
by Judy Dickey
I give thanks, Lord, for
The time I had with Tim, time
to grow and learn even when I'm no
longer young, and time which will one
day reunite me with my child.
Those that I've known that
time had taken from me, those I cherish
now, and those I've yet to meet.
I asked for comfort and strength to face what I must
you answered me
maybe not the way
I wanted, but you always answered me.
And I find my family expanding with each day.
I find relatives need not always be family,
and family need not always be relatives. Love
For the Children
everyone else's. And for the ones that
remain only in memory.
Love that's been given me so
freely from hearts that were broken like
mine but still could offer me strength and hope
For all of you,
I thank God.
Reprinted from *Bereavement Magazine*
November / December 1987
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