|Image by Eugene Salandra|
Within a few hours today,
I celebrated a funeral and a wedding:
lover lost and lover found,
bereavement and bliss,
mourning and merriment,
grief and joy...
But in some ways, Lord,
every day's this same mysterious mix
of feelings and emotions,
reality and dreams
of what was, what is
and what I hope will be...
For a moment, I'm happier than sad
but all too soon some tears may spill
and kiss my smile
- and tomorrow?
Tomorrow waits with joys and troubles of its own
and I'll not know til then
what mystery might unfold within my heart...
Or is it true that grief and joy are twins?
Perhaps two sides of but one coin:
one life that aches for peace
that's only found in pain lived through
until the healing's done?
Only this I know for sure:
in grief or joy,
in smiles or tears,
in loss or gain
you're always by my side
to share whatever comes my way...
Whatever hills and valleys this day's walk might bring,
be with me, Lord,
and be the guide for every step I take...
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