And One Glorious Day

(I wrote this poem for my daughter Vanessa, she'll read it to her church congregation when my grandson, James, leaves on a two year mission)

I stand here remembering

That special day God gave

My beloved son James to me

Reliving those memories

Are causing special tears

Only a mother sheds

When she's remembering

The joy and love

Her child has been to her.

Soon James will go on a mission

To do work for the Lord

With him he will take

A part of me deep inside his heart

In a place God made especially

To hold a Mother's love.

James, I love you very much

While you're away

I'll pray both night and day

Asking God to keep you safe

And one glorious day

Return you back home to me.

Ralph L. Clark © 2000

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