Hope rises even at this time of year,
Especially when I can still remember:
Relentlessly she taught me with good cheer
Perpetually by example of her
Repeated habits of praying to God
Always and for every thing and person
You could name that had a need: She gave all
Immediately to the One Whose Son
Naturally overflows with concern
Given freely to all who on Him call.
Heaven listened when she spoke, and in turn
Expedited answers. Now I will crawl
Around in her knee-prints, practicing prayer
Religiously, relentlessly, seeking God
Through joy, and pain, at home, and everywhere!
May 11, 2013