GIFTS OF FRIENDS

I thank you for friends, my Father!
Each person you have sent into my life
Has come with a different gift from you.
How generous You are!

A word of truth, aptly spoken,
Strengthened my faltering faith.

A compassionate smile
Infused my heart with hope of survival.

Quick wit and light-hearted perception
made my heart merry; a good medicine.

Wrapped in a warm bear hug,
I could actually feel Your presence and love.

Through their faithful, fervent prayer
You renewed my faith, hope, and love.

Shared struggles and confidences confirmed
our mutual love, respect and appreciation.

Confronted in love because of deep caring,
You transformed my life!

I am grateful for these unexpected gifts,
From the hearts and hands of people I love!
Eternal blessings from You!

Please bless them too, Father, abundantly
And keep them forever in your care.
May I in turn use every opportunity
to share with them what You have given me!

Karin Ristau



UPDATE:
Hubby is now on hormone therapy and quarterly injections
for the prostate cancer 
and new medicine for his Parkinson's.
He seems to be managing 
as best as can be expected. 
Thankful for every positive day!!
I'm heading for a repeat segmental
with Sentinel node biopsy tomorrow,
and after that five weeks of radiation therapy.

We are thankful to the Lord
for all you wonderful folks 
praying for us!


Love to you all!

3 comments:

Nichole said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday and for leaving a comment while you were there :o)

My cousin's husband is now attending school in Sioux Falls to become a pastor. Maybe it's the same school...

George said...

Thank you for another beautiful poem and heavenly thoughts.

I'm glad to hear that your husband's treatments have started, and I hope they go well. Of course I hope your treatments also go well. We'll keep both of you in our prayers.

Maple Lane said...

What a beautiful poem, Karin. Thank you for the update and our prayers continue for you both.