The greatest gift that I’ve been given,

Is God’s Word that I’m forgiven.

There’s nothing better on this Earth,

Than receiving the miracle of rebirth.


So having stated that assumption,

I’ll continue without presumption:

The next best gift of all my life,

Is the last forty-five years with my wife.


She has been with me at my side

Since the day she became my bride.

And we’ve lived our life together,

In both calm and stormy weather.


In His grace God made us one,

With each other and with His Son.

So this day of anniversary is no different,

Than all the others.  They’re all magnificent!


Jim Shimer

June 7, 2014

Wichita, KS