Thursday, November 22, 2007

We close our eyes,
we bow our heads
and offer thanks
for daily bread.
For friends and family
gathered near
for forests and rivers
for elk and deer.
For oceans and mountains
for plant and stone
for all that we feel
for love, beauty and home.
And when the day comes
that we must say good-bye,
we thank you, dear God
for the tears we shall cry.
And our children shall sit
with their own children small,
and give thanks once again,
for the miracle of it all.
Steve Myrvang

16 comments:

mon@rch said...

This is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Linne. That's a beautiful poem for today! Enjoy!

Deb said...

Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Jayne said...

How very beautiful Lynne. Love to you and yours.... we are so thankful for you here.

Susan Gets Native said...

Thinking of you on this day...I'll bet it was a tough one.
And thankful for you.
Hugs

Nature Knitter's Mom [Betty K] said...

Lynne, thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving poem, it just fit the day perfectly. It was nice of you to share it with all of us.
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
Nature Knitter's Mom [Betty K]

Linda said...

What a lovely poem. I know this is a hard Thanksgiving for you and your family. Tears are healthy and healing. We can all be thankful for all the memories that never leave us. Happy Thanksgiving.

NatureWoman said...

I love this poem, Lynne. Hope you had a good day.

Trixie said...

Lovely poem. I hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season.

Mary C said...

And I, too, wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, Lynne. I'm sure this was a tough one for you. I said an extra prayer for you yesterday.

RuthieJ said...

What a nice poem, Lynne. It brought tears to my eyes, especially when I thought of your first Thanksgiving without your Mom.

Larry said...

Nice poem Lynne.Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.I'm sure it's going to be tough for you but these are the times to share memories.

Cathy said...

Lynne, I hope your tears were interspersed with smiles and the sharing of memories of happy times. I know how tough these family holidays can be after we lose a precious parent. Sending you a hug.

dguzman said...

Hugs from me, Niblet, and the kitties.

nina said...

Though this time of year with all the gatherings and reflections can be very difficult--I take comfort in knowing those memories, as painful as they may be, represent happy times I feel fortunate to have had.
Memories will never leave me.

Cathy said...

Dear Lynne,

I see that you, too, have taken time off from your blog. I really lost my way this fall for no great reason except for life's many and myriad complications.

I hope you're doing OK. This time of year is rough. The empty chair at the table, the longing for that familiar face, voice . . . .

Sending you a {{Hug}} and the warm wish that just knowing that in a little time the sun will turn and retrace its steps back to us - will bring a smile to your heart.