every blessing You pour outI'll turn back to praise...
sunshine and shade
my Alabama Cousin saying "Mama"
the memories and emotions evoked
libraries and their books
handmade birthday invitations
trees and their leaves
our girl and the bracelet she made
her dearest who hasn't taken it off since she received it
neighbors who think of my closet as they clean out theirs
new clothing with no price tags or strings attached
the flicker of a candle
football jamborees in the rain
our boy in his batman pj's
our girl in her hoot owl pj's
spotting a hummingbird among the vincas
a new butterfly in our flowers
our home, once just a house
the little things
and the gold chair passed down awaiting reupholstering
Blessed be Your name.