The Value of a Picture


This is for my cousin Ron Rowland

Ora and Bertha raised six kids
including my Daddy dear

My Daddy is gone
and all my aunts and uncles too

Pictures and memories
are all that are left
except the genes they passed on
to me and my sibling and cousins

Now some of them are gone as well

But where did we come from
we so want to know
so we research our DNA
find out we’re western European
Irish and Scandinavian

Yet somehow one picture
of Grandma and Grandpa
reveals so much more
than all the databases in the world

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


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