Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bits and Pieces

Bits and pieces
Bits and pieces
People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sign of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you and breathe a sign of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents; friends leave friends. Acquaintances move on. People change homes.
People grow apart. Enemies hate and move on. Friends love and move on. You think on the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on those present and wonder.
I believe in God's master plan in lives. He moves people in and out of each other's lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched you.Pray God that you accept the bits and pieces in humility and wonder, and never question,and never regret.
Bits and pieces
Bits and pieces
by Lois Cheney from his book GOD IS NO FOOL.
I ran into this while on Facebook tonight. I needed to read it at this time of year when so many people are going in and out of our lives here in small town Henderson. Being a child of an Air Force pilot, this poem really hits home as I think of all the special people of left part of them in my life. Each one of you - ones I have known since elementary school to ones I have just met blogging - have made an impact in my life for good. I need to not look at what I am losing, but what I have gained from all those with whom I have been blessed to spend time. How they have blessed my life and, Lord willing, how I have blessed theirs.
Thank you, God, for each person whose path I have crossed and for the bit or piece they have left to make my life better.

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