I took a few days away from the blog last week for Thanksgiving. But while looking through some archives on my computer I found the following poem. I first wrote it when my daughters were very young, probably 20 years ago.
It’s called I Take For Granted.
I take for granted my salvation that Jesus died for me,
I take for granted that I’m going to heaven to live for eternity.
I take for granted my freedom of religion that I have in the USA,
I can go to my church anytime to worship and to pray.
I take for granted that I’m an American in the land of the brave and the free,
the Constitution, the Declaration, all written just for me.
I take for granted all the wars and men and women that gave their life
to keep the freedom that I have without me joining in the strife.
I take for granted my dear wife who cooks and cleans for me.
Ironing my shirts, letting me snore, and raising a family.
I take for granted my two girls and the hugs I get each day.
“Daddy, scratch my back, read a story or let’s go out and play!”
I take for granted all my family they have shown such love and dare.
And any time I needed help my family was always there.
I take for granted all my friends who come running when I call.
When I speak about friends I hope you know I speak about you all.
Now I’m finished with what I take for granted, I can’t tell you any more,
And since you know what I take for granted, you now know what I’m thankful for.
Offer to God thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High. Ps. 50:14
Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and £not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations. Ps. 100