Sunday, May 19, 2013


                                                    Everyday is very special
                                                    In my life, it seems to be
                                                    Rising in the morning 
                                                    Is a blessing just for me
                                                    Each day that I am given
                                                    With my health and even more
                                                    Is more than I was promised
                                                    Than the day I lived before

                                                    My wonderful, loving family
                                                    Surrounds me each day
                                                    God's great treasured gift
                                                    Sent from heaven my way

                                                    A home filled with happiness
                                                    And joy abides within
                                                    Sewn with the thread of love
                                                    On that I can depend

                                                    When I'm in the valley
                                                     My friends are always there
                                                     To lift me up and carry me
                                                     Because they truly care

                                                    The beauty of a sunrise
                                                    Sparkles on the morning dew
                                                    Awakens my soul
                                                    And warms me through and through

                                                   A picture perfect blessing
                                                   Of  a night time sky
                                                   With the stars shining brightly
                                                    Is a blessing from on high

                                                    My little flower garden 
                                                    Means so much to me
                                                    I planted it there
                                                    God grew it for me

                                                    Even the little birds
                                                    Singing in the trees
                                                    Warms my heart 
                                                    With their sweet melodies
                                                    The days of my youth
                                                    Are no longer here
                                                    I'm more grateful for each blessing
                                                    Now that older days are here

                                                    So every morning when I awake
                                                    And my feet hit the floor
                                                    I thank God so very kindly
                                                    For giving me one more

                                                    Susie Swanson, 2013


  1. Beautiful sentiments, Susie. I am so very thankful to God, as well. Have a nice week.

  2. Oh, so true, Susie! I completely agree. Our God is so good to us!

  3. This is very special, Susie. As we age, the blessings of good health become so important to us. Thanks for reminding us of the goodness of our Lord.

  4. Being grateful for our blessings is a way to enjoy them even more:) Beautiful poem!

  5. Lovely verses, Susie. We all have so much to be grateful for when we stop and think about it.

  6. I feel like this too Susie,
    So much to be thankful for...The more we lose throughout the years, the more we learn to treasure what is left.
    I am learning to value these gifts that you have mentioned in your poem each and every day...never taking them for granted, and enjoying them fully!
    ~Blessings and love~ Lisa

    1. Same here Lisa.. Time is of the essence as we get older..thank you so much.

  7. Hi Susie! I am so happy to hear that you are working on your new book. I am very excited about it and I am really looking forward to reading it when it is finished. I treasure the book you sent me and keep it in the basket next to my chair. I often pick it up and read through your poems. They have always touched my heart.

    I am having a busy month too, just normal things like getting my spring cleaning finished. I haven't had as much time or energy to write in my blog or go visiting. The fibromyalgia pain has been a little better this month so far, but I am having to make a lot of time for myself to rest in between projects. It always gets worse whenever it rains. I am getting to where I am dreading cloudy skies. We had a big storm yesterday and it is suppose to rain into the night again.

    I am happy to hear that you got your garden planted. Everything is very green down our way, and all the new spring grass has finally grown in. At night everything smells sweet like wild honeysuckle and the forest is alive with sounds of a million frogs all croaking at once. I hope you have a wonderful day ahead my friend and again I just want to say how much I love the new poems, especially the one about My Mother's Prayers. That was beautiful! With Love, Delisa :)

    1. Hi Delisa, so glad to hear from you. It is a busy time for all of us but I love spring. I can just picture it down there, so beautiful and green. I love sitting on the porch and catching the drifts of honeysuckle and roses..I love listening to the frogs in the evening too.I'm happy you are feeling better and up and about.. I will let you know about the book. I'm so glad you're enjoying "Rhymes Of My Life".. I'm really excited about this one.. You take care.

  8. Susie, May 19th has made it a full year that my best friend from my school days passed away. I miss her. Carolyn was the only kid my mom would let me stay all night with..I know it was because she knew her parents had the way of raising kids. Carolyn and I drifted apart for a few years , as we raised our own kids. Then right before retiring , we got back together for coffee every morning at work. After we retired, we saw each other just about every day for the 1st six months...then it was shopping and lunch once a month. The years we were apart we were still friends. Your poem has made me cry thinking of the younger days gone by. xoxo,Susie

    1. Oh this brought tears to my eyes Susie. I'm so sorry for your loss.. It never gets easier we just have to adjust and go on. Love and prayers to you my dear friend.

  9. Oh~ this was so beautiful, Susie!! God's beauty is all around us if we will only take the time to look... and "His mercies endureth forever." ((HUGS))

    1. Thank you Paula, you are so right.Hugs to you.