I sat alone on the old front porch,
Of my old Kentucky home.
Just pondering the times of yesteryear,
And the family that I still hold dear.
Many of them are gone now,
To their eternal resting places.
But it seems like only yesterday,
Oh, I can still see their precious faces.
We use to play in that big old yard,
After all our chores were done.
Sometimes we'd just lay 'neath the shade tree,
To protect us from the noon day sun.
With Mom and Dad and all the kids,
We'd gather for a time of prayer.
To thank the Lord for all we had,
Count our blessings, so many to share.
Oh how I long for those good old days,
Around the old homeplace.
I miss the times of fun we shared,
With only memories now of that place.
One day no doubt on the heavenly shore,
I'll see them again face to face.
Until then, I'll keep my memories close in
Of my dear family and the old homeplace.
Phyllis A. Douglas © 2006
Scripture from Psalm 37:4
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he
shall give thee the desires of thine heart.