Poems for Family and friends





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The (Last Name ) Family

Our family is a circle
of strength and love.
With every birth and every
union, the circle grows.

Every joy shared adds more love.
Every crisis faced together
makes the circle stronger.




A Marriage Prayer

God fill your marriage
with memories to treasure...

Of faith and trust along the way
of love too deep to measure...

And bring to you as man and wife,
the happiness of knowing,

That God who fills your cup of life,
will keep it overflowing.


Marriage Takes Three

I once thought marriage took
Just two to make a go.
But now I am convinced
It takes the Lord also.

And not one marriage fails
Where Christ is asked to enter.
As lovers come together
With Jesus at the center.

In homes where Christ is first
It's obvious to see,
Those unions really work,
For marriage still takes Three.

~Peter Tanksley~


The Art of Marriage

A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things become the big things.

It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I Love You" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other room to grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is not only marrying the right person.
It is being the right partner.


Love Is...

Love is patient, Love is kind
Love is not jealous, is not proud.

Is not puffed up,
It does not behave badly.
Love does not easily get angry,
It does not think evil.

Love does not rejoice in iniquity,
But rejoices in the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
Hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.


My Wish for (Name)

When you are lonely
I wish you love.
When you are down
I wish you joy.
When you are troubled
I wish you peace.
When things are complicated
I wish you simple beauty.
When things are chaotic
I wish you inner silence.
When things look empty
I wish you hope.


Rainbows

Rainbows appear after mighty storms,
When things look their very worst.
Just when skies are darkest gray,
Look for the rainbow first.

The rainbow is a sign of God's promise,
That He will guide us through all our trials.

No matter what their form,
When you feel battered by Life's storms,
And you are filled with doubt and dismay,
Just remember God's rainbow will come,
For it's only a prayer away.


The Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier, like (Name), who salutes
the flag, who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protesters to burn the flag.


Birthdays are Special

Birthdays should be a special time
as everyone should know.
It means another year of living
another year to grow.

Birthdays should be a special time
for each to then reflect,
On the past and on the present
and what the future might expect.

Birthdays should be a special time
for (Name) to start anew,
Setting goals and working to make
each and every dream come true.


A Chosen Child

You're a chosen chils...
You're ours, but not by birth.
But we feel the same, we feel
You're the greatest child on earth.

You're a chosen child...
Sent down from God above.
Chosen to fill our home,
With laughter and with Love.

You're a chosen child, (Name)...
You've given us so much pleasure.
Chosen above the rest,
A precious, priceless treasure.


A Daughter

A daughter is a wonderful blessing,
A treasure from above.
She's laughter, warmth and special charm.
She's thoughtfulness and love.

A daughter brings a special joy,
That comes from deep inside.
And as she grows to adulthood,
She fills your heart with pride.

With every year that passes,
She's more special than before.
Through every stage, through every age,
You love her even more.

No words can describe the warm memories,
The pride and gratitude, too.
That comes from having a daughter,
To love and to cherish...just like you, (Name)


A Son

A son is a wonderful blessing,
A treasure from above.
He's laughter, warmth and special charm,
He's thoughtfulness and love.

A son brings a special joy,
That comes from deep inside.
And as he grows to manhood,
He fills your heart with pride.

With every year that passes,
He's more special than before.
Through every stage, though every age,
You love him even more.

No words can describe the warm memories,
The pride and gratitude, too.
That comes from having a son
To love and to cherish... just like you, (Name)!


Babies Don't Keep

Cleaning and scrubbing
Can wait till timorrow,

For babies grow up
We've learned to our sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs,
Dust go to sleep,

I'm rocking my baby,
And babies don't keep.


My Perfect Child

As my children were born, I wanted them to be perfect.
When they were babies, I wanted them to smile and to be content
playing with their toys.

I wanted them to be happy and to laugh continually instead
of crying and being demanding. I wanted them to see
the beautiful side of life.

As they grew older. I wanted them to be giving instead of selfish.
I wanted them to skip the terrible twos.
I wanted them to stay innocent forever.

As they became teenagers, I wanted them to be obedient and not
rebellious, mannerly and not mouthy. I wnated them to be gentle,
Kindhearted, and full of love.

"Oh, God, give me a child like this," was often my prayer.
One day He did.
Some call him handicapped... I call him perfect!


Our Daughter

A special little girl God gave to us one day,
You were placed into our arms for us to lead your way.

The love we had for you right from the very start,
Has grown so much and now it completely fills our hearts.

Our lives have had some laughter,
We've had our share of tears.
But God has given each their place,
With the passing of the years.

You stand before us now and it's hard to understand,
How God has turned our little girl into a fine young
woman.

But this one thing remember as you open each new door.
That as much as we do love you, (Name), God still loves you
more.


Our Son

A special little boy God gave to us one day,
You were placed into our arms for us to lead your way.

The love we had for you right from the very start,
Has grown so much and now it completely fills our hearts.

Our lives have had some laughter,
We've had our share of tears.
But God has given each their place,
With the passing of the years.

You stand before us now and it's hard to understand,
How God has turned our little boy into a fine young man.

But this one thing remember as you open each new door.
That as much as we do love you, (Name), God still loves you
more.


I'm Glad There's You

I'm glad there's you to smile at me
And brighten up my day,
To share my thoughts and understand
The things I do and say.

I'm glad there's you to laugh with me
At ordinary things,
To show me what is special,
In everything life brings.

I'm glad there's you to be with,
And I think it's time you knew,
Just how happy you have made me, (Name),
And how glad I am there's you!


I Just Want You to Know

I just want you to know...
How important you are to me,
Knowing that you care and understand me,
...that you trust and believe in me.

I just want you to know...
How wonderful it is having you as a lover,
Knowing that you are always there for me,
...that you will always be my friend.

I just want you to know...
That I know how wonderful you are,
...that I do care,
...and that I do love you, (Name).

I just want you to know.

Our Son-In-Law

The day you wed our daughter,
The day you took her hand,
We didn't want to let her go,
For you, or any man.

But now we see the joy she's found,
How on you she can depend.
you've made her life complete,
You've become her special friend.

So now we want to tell you, (Name),
That you have grown to be,
Someone we think the world of,
We're glad to call you ^family^.


Real Love

Every time I think of you,(Name)
I feel the intensity
Of loving you
Like you could never imagine.

What I want more than anything
is to hold you in my arms
And tell you just how much I love you,
And how much I want you in my life.

Please...
Don't ever doubt my love for you,
Because it is as real today
As it was the day
We first began to share a love.


True Friends

There are many people
That we meet in our lives.
But only a very few
Will make a lasting impression
On our minds and hearts.

It is these people
That we will think of often,
And who will always remain
Important to us as...

True Friends!


If I Had...

If I had (Name) to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I'd model less about the love of power,
and more about the power of love.

~Diane Loomans~


What is a Grandmother

A grandmother is a remarkable woman.
She's a wonderful combination of
warmth and kindness, laughter and love.
She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams,
and praises our every success.

A grandmother has the wisdom of a teacher,
the sincerity of a true friend, and the
tenderness of a mother.
She's someone we admire, respect and
Love very much.
A grandmother will always have a cherished
place in our memories and in our hearts.
She's someone for whom we want every happiness
in return for the joy she always brings.

A grandmother is all the dear and precious
things in life...
When she's a grandmother like you.


To Dad With Love

Some things will always be in style
Good solid things like honesty, and trust
and caring about people.

It's qualities like these that keep us aware
of who we are
And what we can give to life.

It's qualities like these, Dad, that you've
taught me to value,
through your influence, your example, and
your love.

It has made me love you very much,
And has made me very proud to have you
for my dad.

This same poem can also be used for (Daddy, Father, Granddad, Grandfather, Grandpa, Papa, and Son).


A Wonderful Mother

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old.

He made her smile of the sunshine,
And he molded her heart of pure gold.

In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks, fair roses you see.

God made that wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.


I've Seen an Angel

"You say you've seen an angel?"
My friend asked me today.
Without a hesitation, "Yes,
I have seen one," I say.

He said, "What does she look like?
Is there a halo and some wings?"
"No," I replied quickly,
"She doesn't have those things."

"She does have, the warmest smile,
And is loving like no other.
I ought to know," I said,
"For this angel, is my mother."

Mother

For as long as I can remember...
You were always by my side,
To give me support, confidence and help.

For as long as I can remember...
You were always the person I looked up to,
So strong, so sensitive, so pretty.

For as long as I can remember...
You always provided stability within our family,
Full of laughter, full of tears, full of love.

For as long as I can remember...
And still today,
You are everything a mother should be.

Whatever I have become is because of you...
...and I thank you forever for our relationship.


My Dear Mother

To one who bears
the sweetest name,
and adds lustre
to the same,
Long life to her,
for there's no other,
who takes the place
of my dear mother.


Giving From the Heart

A mother seems to specialize in doing thoughtful deeds,
Before you ask she understands your problem and your
needs.

Quietly she does her best to help, inspire and cheer,
And everything looks brighter right away because she's near.

She always has a lot to do but still finds time to spare,
To listen and to give advice because she really cares.

She helps because she wants to, she finds joy in being kind,
And making others happy is the first thing on her mind.

She makes this world a better place by practicing the art,
Of reaching out to others and by giving from the heart.

As you Graduate

The highest goal has not yet been achieved,
The greatest idea has not been conceived.

The loftiest honor has not been received,
The laurels are yours for the winning!

The sweetest melody hasn't been sung,
The swiftest race has yet to be run.

The noblest victory hasn't been won,
Make this your bright beginning.


A Special Wish

God has truly blessed you with unique talents and abilities
And you have used His gifts extremely well.

Your positive attitude, your willingness to try new things,
Your dedication, and your caring ways -

All this shows just how much you've done, (Name),
With His gifts...

Today as you celebrate your accomplishments,
Remember that you are an important part of God's
wonderful plan.

To A Special Teacher

When I started in school,
This day seemed so far away.

Now it's here and I can't believe
That time has passed so quickly...

But through your encouragement and guidance,
I fill I'm ready for tommorow's challenges.

Teachers play such an important part in shaping and
guiding...
Especially teachers like you, (Name), Thank you for caring
so much.

Number One Teacher

A teacher should have
A special place
In every child's heart.

Because in this game of life,
They help them get their start.

I just want to thank you, (Name),
For all the things you've done.

You're a very special teacher,
And to me you're number one!

Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize the
impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me,
is more important than facts. It is more important
than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness,
or skill. It will make or break a company...
a church...a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every
day regarding the attitude we will embrace
for that day. We cannot change our past...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in
a certanin way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one
string we have, and that is our attitude...
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to
me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with
you, (Name,...we are in charge of our Attitudes.

~Charles Swindoll~

Golden Years

Our latter years are called
The golden, harvest years,
For Gold is very precious
Whenever it appears.

And whether owned by kings
Or workmen earning wages,
Gold always seems to grow
in beauty as it ages.

Our springtime years are sweet,
And bright in summertime,
But only golden years
With autumn splendor shine.

~Perry Tanksley~

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