Married my friend to make her your wife.
Accepted her family and friends into your life.
Responsibilities of school added to your strife.
Kept to it until graduation, every day and night.
Many years you kept to your task,
Until all of your subjects you did pass.
Now “your wants and wishes to make known”
By your Father above you are being shown.
And at times when you felt the most despair,
Your Father above helped you to bear,
true you may not have seen it then,
But growth and maturity have settled in.
And He who hath started a work in you,
Surely to completion will see it through.
So continue to trust and love Him everyday,
And He will lead you in the right way.
July 25, 1988