by: LuWanda Battise Cockrell

How great is God's blessing from above,

when a child is graced with parents whose hearts are filled with love.

Sacrifices are made day after day,

love filled gestures, kindness in every way.

This was ever true of my parents love unending,

as they selflessly gave of themselves, their message sending.

To shine as a light in this world filled with cruelty and hate,

our lives guided by their example set by fate.

Now Mama and Daddy stand together once more,

never to be separated again, as they walk along Heaven's shore.

It is said, true love lasts forever,

I am thankful to God for giving me parents, whose love, time nor trials could sever.