God’s Twelve Step Program
Keeps me focused every day
As I walk downstairs
My first hour each day
Spent in my sanctu-aerie
Starts my day off right
Then as I walk down
The twelve steps to the “real world,”
This is what I pray:
Thank You, God, for the LOVE
PEACE that are mine.
Help me with PATIENCE,
FAITHFULNESS (which brings blessings),
Help me live HUMBLY
With an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE, and
A response of GENEROSITY, FORGIVENESS, OBEDIENCE and INTEGRITY.
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen!
When I get to the seventh step, this is what I see:
(the words above the front door spell “blessings”)
A metal sculpture gift from our friends, Terry & Jim
And as I look down, I continue with steps 8 -12
And at the “Amen” I come face to face with this:
She’s one of three angels on the wall
at the bottom of the stairs
(a gift from Norbert and Elke of Germany).
Norbert was 6 years old in 1962 when Bob & I were married.
We lived in the downstairs of the Schallers’ chalet.
Bob was in the army; his base just over the hill.
We have stayed in touch with Norbert through the years.
Such a blessing!
I’ve named this precious angel “Elke,”
in honor of Elke Schaller.
She and Norbert created the three angels.
“Angel Elke” reminds me in my coming and going
to keep that 12 step program in my heart.
I walk to the kitchen and look out.
Here is a neighborhood treasure to greet me!