Hello! I saw the poem samples on your site and I
was very impressed. There was one poem in particular that struck me VERY
close to home and I thought maybe you could help me.
My parents 25th Wedding Anniversary is coming up and I am planning the
"gathering" and need to have something for a toast. I would like
to be able to use a poem of your creation, with your website address at the
bottom so that all the others at the gathering will also find your wonderful
The poem that hit me hard, was the one about the parents (40th I think) (Forty
More) wedding anniversary and it mentions when they almost lost the
father. My father almost died after being hit by a car 6 years ago. It was
only by a miracle that he survived and I thank God everyday that he is still
here for me and my son. I am also very close to my mother. My father married
my mother when I was 6 and I don't remember much about the wedding, but they
have been through hell and back because of the accident and they are just
now starting to enjoy life again, 6 years later. Their names are Pat and
Steve Davis (Patricia/Stephen)
One of the biggest pleasures in their life is my son Christopher, I had him
as a single parent and they took me in for the first 1 1/2 years of his
life. My mother was my lamaze coach and this was my father's opportunity to
experience the baby to toddler years because I was 6 when they married and
my brother was 8). I have to battle them for time with my son :0)
because I work 45 hours a week and barely get to see him on weekends because
they try to get so much time with him :0) My father walked me
down the isle (when I got married) and he was barely able to do it because
he needed a walker to walk, at the time. He is now walking without
assistance but he is forever unable to walk "normal" and will
always be in some amount of pain. If ever there was a reason for God to do
that to him, it was because my mother and I did not appreciate him, until we
almost lost him. Now we thank God EVERY DAY for him and his love.
Although he is my step-father, I always have treated him like my real father
because my biological father will only give me the time of day if it is
convenient and he has nothing better to do.
I guess the bottom line is that both of my parents have been a HUGE part of
my life ALWAYS and I don't know what I would do without them. If you can
please do justice to their 25th wedding anniversary with a toast that will
make everyone cry :0) It will be only very close relatives, my mothers
brothers and sisters and my fathers closest cousins, the poem can be
intimate there won't be more than 30 people there.
The date of the celebration is September 10, but their anniversary is
actually on the 12th. The only living parent is my father's mother (Val),
she is helping with the celebration and he is her only child, I don't know
if you want to make mention of all the things he has done for her or if that
would actually complicate things on you.... If that makes it too difficult,
you can skip it, I just wanted to point out that he is very important to so
many people and we just love him more than words can say - which is where
you come in! Thank you very much!! Deanna Bray
You almost died on us,
when you were hit by that car,
it was a miracle that you survived,
and have come along this far.
I thank God everyday,
that you're here for me and my son,
I know you enjoy your times together,
and that you both have heaps of fun.
Your life with Chris is precious,
I have to fight you for his time,
and that is a wonderful chore,
and it makes a beautiful rhyme.
I'm very close to my mother,
and you married when I was six,
one of your finer choices,
one of your better picks !
I know you love my mother,
you've made life an achievable dream,
you are made for each other,
we all know you truly are a team.
But you've been to hell and back,
all through these past six years,
a battle against the pain,
the agony and the tears.
You were determined on my wedding day,
let's just call it The Miracle Mile,
because despite those painful injuries,
you still walked me down that aisle.
But you're pulling through now,
that fighting spirit is shining through,
and I just need you to know,
that I'm so very proud of you.
And everything for a reason,
although some times it is not that clear,
but maybe we didn't appreciate you,
boy, we're glad that you're still here !
They say blood is thicker than water,
and everybody has their judgement day.
Today I judge you as my real father,
what more is there left to say ?
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2000