My Privileges In Life
I have had a few privileges in life.
by Lynn W. Petty
My marriage; the birth of my two children;
To have embraced my grandchildren,
Contribute to their growth;
To have lived sufficient time to witness
The new lives of my four great-grandchildren.
Then, I was introduced to a new life,
Which was so like a dream made visible
I felt as if the universe had poured
The melody of life within my soul.
She lay within her mother's arms, flooding
The room with the colors of hope and faith.
Divinely delicate, it seemed my touch
Would have profaned this exquisite beauty
Of mother and child.
In glancing back upon my range of years,
I gave thanks to God for the privilege
Of my longevity, that I was given time
To see, and meet, my new and fifth great-grandchild.
Bathed in the rainbow colors of expectation
She was born and, given the name of
Miss Abigail Marie Hutton.