My beloved is most gracious, loving, and kind to me
For these I am grateful.
My ventures out into community work were wrought with struggle then success
For some good results I am humbled.
My convulsive episodes have lessened then spiked on occasion, giving more clues than questions of late
For this I am, alas, perplexed.
My labs raise questions about new things that need attention more than providing answers about a cause, per se, oh my
For the discouragement I will turn a cheek and trust my Lord, the Yahweh.
My distant family faces tragedy so we love on those who have come nearer for a time
For them we will simply give our love, again and again.
My life sprints and spurts in a race against time, energy, resources, wisdom, and fatigue
For the long naps this past week I shall be grateful.
My most prized moments are those stuck in the middle of all with you my dearest love
For your tender arms bring Jesus with skin on: tis a really good thing, being here with you, even now.
My life would matter less if not witnessed, not shared by one who cares for me so and me for him
For such a time as this, you are the most incredible gift. I love you Steve. Thank you.