A Poem for My Beautiful Daughter on Her 40th Birthday
YOU MADE A DECISION TO TRUST
When you took a step of faith not knowing where it would lead – May 22, 1998.
When you asked for what you needed without expectations.
When unexpected sad news came your way.
When you knew to walk away from those you used to call your friends.
When the job you thought for sure was yours was offered to someone else.
When a trusted friend betrayed you.
When you allowed yourself to reach for the impossible.
When you listened to the majority opinion then stated yours.
When you closed the door on yesterday and forgave another.
When you said yes to yourself and walked towards your dream.
When it was time to let your child try his wings you let go.
Yes, the difference was you trusted God, not people, places and things.
Trusting the one who is always with you, listening, and guiding you in the all your ways
brings you peace, security, focus and a faith that is deep and everlasting.
“For I know the plans I have for your,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”