Today, my husband becomes and octogenarian. I will catch up with him in June. We’ve known each other since we were thirteen and he has been my best friend through all those years. I wrote this poem a few years ago and a lot has happened in that time, but I know that God is the head of our family and with Him, we’ve weathered many a storm. Many more Happy Birthdays, Paul. I will love you through eternity.

We join our hands together,

Hands that have grown wrinkled and leathered with time,

Still the touch of your skin against mine delights and excites,

The broken, withered digits, which over time have grown weary,

The tightness of your grip, 

Give comfort and support.

Walk with me, my love.

Our days are growing shorter.

Our nights seem to last forever,

As sleep becomes a fortress of sorts,

Walk with me upon this mortal coil,

While we still have life within us,

Our paths will meet again, my love,

When heaven opens wide its gates,

Where we shall walk eternally together,

With new bodies,

New life,

Newness that will never age.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. This is beautiful, Kathy. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. ken riddles says:

    Beautiful indeed. 🙏🏼

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  3. I agree with Dee, this is lovely. I hope Paul has a delightful birthday, and many more to come.

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  4. Myrna Migala says:

    Yes, I agree beautiful, thank God daily for a good husband, I lost mine 9 years ago, and miss him daily.

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  5. davidkitz says:

    Love sweet love! Keep it flowing, Lord.

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  6. Rebecca says:

    You got one of the good ones! What a sweet celebration of your relationship and love.

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