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Pops loved tradition. So in honor of my earthly father and in keeping with the tradition of my blog, here is a prayer-poem written by my dad.

To my Heavenly Father be the glory!

Oh bread of heaven feed my hungry soul with…..

And now we break this bread together
Father be with us here today
Make our lives Your home forever
In dear Jesus name we pray
Thank You for all You’ve given us
And on this blest Thanksgiving day
Thank You for Your gift of Jesus
Given to guide our earthly way
Such a gift beyond all human knowing
We are humbled in His sight
To live our lives like candles glowing
Our purpose to reflect His light
So now we start but without merit
Father please show us Your way
Grant us Your grace that we inherit
Christ our bread this Thanksgiving day
……Rockman 11/28/96
Thanksgiving Day
Miss you, Pops. 

About the Author

Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator and co-founder of, Lori's newest parenting book is available on Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together community on Facebook.