You've whirled those Nat years brightly -
with light laughter, tears that sparkled
through veiled fears, carings for
some others' steps, however stumbling.
- Grown some on your journey to this day,
staying hopeful, somewhat proud, allowed a jay
to perch your shoulder, nudge your soul.
- Changed little goals. Kept loving as the best,
though restless through the nights...knowing
God and several others loved you back.
- Your grin begins His smile - and mine.
I walk a morning mile within its shine
and thank each day I know you.