Oh, the places we’ve been and the people we knew,
The lessons we learned and things we got to do !
In God’s wisdom He gave parents, siblings, spouse, then kids;
Finding a life-time sweetheart: best thing we ever did.
Growing up, growing older, looking back to count the years,
We’re weaker now, but stronger; we’ve seen smiles and survived tears.
Seen what does and what doesn’t work, practiced patience, used logic’s view;
People are an interesting bunch! We learned lots of words, me and you.
Crossed lakes and two big oceans, mountains, hills and rivers, a few;
Saw cities, rainbows, and sunsets, and bugs and animals, too.
Heard about our Creator, read our Bible nearly every day;
Both put our faith in Jesus, enjoyed His blessings all the way.
We found the value of sharing, pointing people to look above;
Speaking, challenging, encouraging, writing about faith and love.
Survived weather, troubles, disasters, some we didn’t even know;
World events remind us evil is real, greed and hatred show.
Learning by reading, asking, trying, doing; we are not through;
It’s our daily prayer, "LORD, show us what and when to say and do."
Now we see how living is done, here is our story related;
Minutes, days and years go by, now our going Home is awaited.
"Is that all?" someone will ask. Could there be any more to say?
Appreciate your gifts from God ! And that’s the view from here, today.
By Elaine Hardt ©2012
From Elaine & Don Hardt, Celebrating our anniversary on May 28