Companions – On Valentine’s Day and always.
I appreciate the genuine love Don expressed in this poem he wrote me on Valentine’s Day 2004.
♥ Companions ♥
Companions are those who “break bread”
Who share their lives from day to day
Who know the faults within their head
But love each other anyway.
Companions make a midnight ride
To take a trailer to the city
Even though it’s cold outside
To keep each other company.
Companions shop and shop and shop
To seek the perfect gift indeed
Even though they’re ’bout to drop
To help each other with their need.
Companionship is something real
It’s more than I can understand.
Companionship is when I feel
My life partner is my best friend.
As we meditate on God’s Word
Our spirit will become stronger
Then we’ll grow closer to the Lord
And our spirits to each other.
In heaven – marriage is no more
But companions will surely be
If I may choose a companion sure
My first and finest choice is thee. ♥
That is a real Staddon original! I remember that winter when you both went to Mr. McHenry’s house in the city of Salem to drop off the trailer he let us use. I really like the second-to-last stanza. Its like a triangle; the closer both of you grow toward the Lord, the closer you both come together.
Donald mentioned in his post on the Mayas how important the family unit is to the success of a culture, but the family is defined by how strong the marriages are and the husband-wife relationships.
I am so blessed and grateful to be a son of the author of such a beautiful poem.
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Staddon for being an example of loyalty (the bonding of individuals in a long-term commitment of sacrificial support and defense) in an unsupporting world. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mom! What a great poem! Genuine love is all about giving and you and Dad are great examples of that. May your love continue to grow deeper and stronger in the year ahead!