January 31st will be my son's 49th birthday and this was the poem I wrote for him.
One more year and you will leave
The forties far behind,
But if you find that difficult
Accept and you will find…
That you’ll begin a chapter where
You live with lessons learned,
And with that comes rewards untold
And satisfaction earned…
And confidence, maturity,
Some understanding, too!
All this and more and what's in store
I wish it all for you.
So though this is the ending of
The forties, you will see…
Just what God’s planned, it’s in His hand,
His love for you’s the key.