To say hello is a start
When a new chapter in one’s life’s journey
A new baby being born and a period of adjustment and learning
You make a commitment to be responsible and never part.
However in life parents make tough choice in regards to their child
My birth mom held me, loved me and yet for my good said goodbye
In God’s divine providence we said hello again this summer as I smiled and cried
The joy we both felt as it answered questions we both had since I was child.
Saying hello takes courage no matter what anyone says too you
We maybe accepted or rejected that day
However God’s love never fades and molds us like clay
Love, peace and joy grabs hold no matter what people may say or do.
Moving forward in life when done in faith a person can go far
Feeling comfortable in one’s own skin
To be grateful of who you are and where you’ve been
To say hello to life and knowing who is my strength and shining star.
I am so loved and I am grateful new people have let me in
We are built to be loved, accepted and wanted on earth
Coming to peace with my past and looking forward with joy for what it’s worth
Accepting and loving family and friends where love begins.
So reintroduce yourself and say hello to someone today
Tear down the walls of time and space
And you will see God’s amazing grace
The healing begins and growth takes place.
Saying hello means I love you and I care too me
Wanting to be the best son, brother, uncle and friend
Someone that you can count on that will not bend
Every day I am grateful for this life and too be free.
By Ty Stingel
December 29, 2013
Dedicated to all my family and friends who love, care and support me.