I miss her.
But I rejoice she and dad saw fit to publish her poems and stories. Below are two of her poems I thought might encourage us.
Now I lay me down to slumber
Grateful for the host unnumbered
Watching o’ere me, vigils keeping –
Guarding angels, never sleeping.
If I should die before I wake
I know my Lord will sure take
My soul to be with Him in Heaven,
For all my sins have been forgiven.
But if I wake before I die
And greet another morning sky,
His promised grace will then be given,
For Jesus prays for me in Heaven.
My God: Omnipotent and Omnipresent
MY GOD – Whom I knew not, yet He knew me.
MY GOD – Who saw the things I couldn’t seen.
MY GOD – Who gave me loving folks and kin,
MY GOD – Who nagged me with a sense of sin.
MY GOD – Who worked all things together for my good –
MY GOD – Who in spite of my confusion, understood.
MY GOD – Who turned the threats of some to naught,
MY GOD – Who in frightening times, deliverance brought.
MY GOD – Who brought heartbreak and defeat;
MY GOD – Who sent a loving neighbor, sweet.
MY GOD – Who’s borne my griefs and every sorrow
MY GOD – Who gives me hope for each tomorrow.
MY GOD – OMNIPOENT – The One who kept me in His care!
MY GOD – OMNIPRESENT – The One who’s always, always there!
From Spider in the Palace, by Betty Jo Mathis, Copyright 1980