Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just a Momentary Glance

Written after unexpectedly, and for the first time since the surgery, walking past the open doors to the ward on which my wife, Fiona, recovered from a kidney transplant four months ago...

Just a momentary glance,
And a million memories flood my mind.
I stop and stare
Down a never-ending hallway,
And yet the door at the end
Is all I see before me.
A door to a room
In which everything changed.
It is where it all ended.
It is where it all began.

Just a momentary glance,
And the tears well up.
People moving all about,
And I think of those who cared so very much.
Too many people to recall,
But one who is so easy to remember
Who gave all that he was able.
And it was enough.
It provided a brand new day
After such a long, long night.

Just a momentary glance,
And I'm filled with gratitude,
As I remember a never-ending saga
With a brand new beginning
That washes over every other thought.
A new life.
A new kidney.
New hope.
I stop and consider,
And thank the One who did the most.

© 2015 by Ken Peters

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Beautiful, Ken - we praise the Lord with you!