Thank God for Another Year!

My love

My love

I never get tired of seeing this picture. That quiet smile, those knowing eyes. Thank you, God, for giving me another year with this daughter of yours. Help us continue to grow in your sight, and never let us forget how far you’ve brought us already.


He liked to look at her always

For she had fire inside her.

So he’d stare

And she’d smile

And stare back.

Hours would they spend that way,

He marveling

At the rosy glow that came from her

At the flames that leapt from her eyes

At the way her violet ribbon held her brown hair;

She fascinated

By the life in him

By the warm hold of his hand

By the love he had for her.

When they were young

They’d sit in the gazebo in the garden

Roses and violets all around.

His favorite time was twilight

He said

Because the sky would be deep deep blue

And a perfect compliment to her glow.

Her favorite time was midday

She said

(For she was a fiery one)

Because every detail was clear

And the sun would glint off his hair and his eyes.

When they were old

They’d sit on the porch of their house

Through midday

And twilight

Grey heads held high and still

Until the lights inside the house

Spread yellow patterns outside.

When they died

Their graves were side by side

And roses and violets covered them

And watched

Through midday

And twilight

And into the night.

About Nick Gill

orphan-poet-adoptee-soldier-prodigal-servant-husband- counselor-desperate seeker after my Father's face "I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death, or is it that they fear the joy of life?" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Posted on 2 October, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hear, hear! Congrats, my friend – definitely a day to rejoice.

  2. Congratulations Nick! Your wife is quite a beauty. I pray that God blesses your marriage for many years to come.

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