December 17, 1956

December 20, 2012

I Am With You Still

I give you this one thought to keep

I am with you still - do not weep.

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone 

I am with you still - in each new dawn.

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

Gone but never forgotten.

Thomas Merritt, Sr.

Tom Merritt, Jr.

Robert Barter

Dawson Barter - grandson