I did not get here by myself;
there are many out there who helped;
many through whom we got there.
I can’t mention all your names,
and I neither know nor remember you all.
But I experienced the many little things you did
and the sometimes seemingly inconsequential things you said
in ways, a few times painful, that brought me to happy days.
Thank you all for this, and that, and that other thing.
In all, the hand of God is evident: providence.
Thank You for those things that I didn’t see,
and the results You gave me.
You routed and rerouted,
created new paths for my heart,
though I had erred here and there.
And I worked hard, but it was your Grace that was with me.
So I am grateful; forever grateful.