through time-honored faithfulness
through eager offerings to assist
through gentle suggestions.
Quietly you carry on
through rain or shine
through turmoil or smooth sailing
through sadness or joy.
Quietly you do what no one else thought of
though there is no applause
or really anything in it for you at all.
Quietly you invite others in
through your peacefulness
through your boyish grin
through your unpretentiousness.
Quietly you look after the ones you love
through steady, everyday things
through stability in motion-filled times
through love backed up with acts of kindness.
Quietly, in strength, you live
and every day the quiet things pile up
until it is quite loud
and quite wonderful.
Quietly He watches...
And so do we.
Photo by: Gianna Salti