( / Cebu City, Philippines)

Thank You For My Children

I could say that I am lucky
To have been blessed with three sons and no daughters
They fix the plumbing
They replace bad electrical wirings
They repair broken roofs
They pull out heavy goods
They dislodged trees that fall
They rebuild reclining walls
Just think how my life could be
If I had lovely daughters instead of strong boys
I would call out a plumber
An electrician, a carpenter
Hire a loader or a trailer or a mason
Now I know why God made it so
When He called out my husband so early
To add to His thousand angels at bay
I thought I was not ready
To run my home, to be a father and mother all alone
But he left me three sturdy young fellows
To be my cane when I grow old and weary
To God I say, thank you for my children
Thank you, God, for giving good sons to me

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Comments (4)

A wonderful tribute to your three strong sons, of course lucky you're not but blessed you certainly are. I don't believe in luck, I believe God gives us what we need and never gives us more than we can handle. He sure was good to you Edna and I know you thank him for the truly awesome gifts. Very well expressed and lovely to read. Melvina
I sounds like your sons got their strength from you. It is wonderful to see the strong bond that has grown between you and your sons. A rewarding read. God Bless.
Nice work, appreciation to God is always rewarding, Your 3 boys will definitely be proud of you. Thanks for always being a loving and appreciating mother. My regards always! ! !
I enjoyed your poem. over twenty years ago I was left with a 6 year old son and a 14 year old daughter so I can identify with your situation. I, however, remarried so now have a husband to do the repairs. If I hadn't though, my 30 year old son would definitely do it for me. Marilyn