Still More Memories of Love
A lot of things have happened in the 15 years since last
I wrote a poem of memories about our storied past.
Christy was at App and Scott at UNC
Tucker was at Northern still at home with you and me.
‘06 would come and go and then our daughter got engaged
At a castle in Slovakia while everyone hurrayed.
The next year she got married on the day I turned 5-0
And thus began a decade that would see our family grow.
In ‘09 we went to Israel then moved to another home;
Both of these would help us learn a lot about shalom.
The next year we would travel to the country of Peru
And see the mighty Amazon unlike most people do.
The accident in India in two thousand eleven
Taught us much about our faith (since we almost went to Heaven).
We were very very grateful to still be upon this earth
Because the following November we were alive for Grayson’s birth.
In the nine years that would follow 8 more grandkids would be born;
Bowen, Keller, Miller, Asher were the first next four.
Audrey, Ezra, and then Haddon all came with a hallelujah
The 9th one just arrived last week – his name is baby Judah.
Scott and Tucker both of course betrothed their wifely dreams;
Mary and Danielle joined Chad to flesh out our family tree.
In two thousand and fourteen and 20 years at RBC
We were given a sabbatical and went to Italy.
Rome, Sorrento, Florence and some time in Tuscany,
Pisa, Cinque Terre and then Venice by the sea.
Some time up by the lakes and then on to Switzerland;
Zermatt and then Lucerne the Alpine beauty never ends.
Lausanne and then Geneva where our trip came to an end;
I think we’d both agree that we would do it all again.
In ‘15 it was Poland and our travels with the Hicks
‘17 was Poland and our cruise to the Baltics.
You retired one year later, now we work at Chick-fil-A
They let us eat free food and not only that – get paid.
In ‘19 we went cruising to the great state of Alaska;
The beauty there I have no doubt is better than Nebraska.
So here we are at 63 and growing old together
With lots and lots of memories life couldn’t get much better.
July 31, 2021