Each of the poems you will read in this book are markers along my journey of life. The ups and downs, the good and bad are etched in my memory by poems detailing the event. From sitting in the hospital waiting the birth of a grandchild and seeing a butterfly out the window, to the mission trips we were fortunate to take to Europe. I sincerely pray that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord as you read this book of peotry. He is our strength, and we can do all things through him.