So Much to be Thankful For


On Sunday’s I’m posting poetry written by my mother-in-law, Bettie Lou. Writing poetry was a form of therapy after losing her husband and then her youngest son in 1985.

So Much to be Thankful For

So much to be thankful for—                          

            So little to regret.

I gave thanks for

            Life itself;

A touch from someone who loves me;

The joy I feel that is beyond my understanding.

A burst of color across the western sky

As a full moon rises in the east;

Safe flights;

Awareness of truth without knowledge.

I have so much to be thankful for.

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2 thoughts on “So Much to be Thankful For

    1. I’m glad you enjoy it! Bettie Lou asked me to help her get her poetry published twenty years ago, but with working and three small children, I wasn’t much help. Of course, the Internet then wasn’t what it is today. I know she’d be happy that it’s finally being published, read, and enjoyed by others.

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