Editor’s note: We have so many blessings, large and small, past and present, sprinkled with hopes for the future. These are Kathy’s words, knit together with input from all of us on year-round staff at both Heart O’ the Hills and Camp Stewart. A thankful heart is a happy heart, and our cup overfloweth!
‘Tis the season for THANK YOU’s,
And we have more than a few
As our many, many blessings we review.
We’ve shared some of these before
But they and so very many more
Are deeply felt within our core.
First, a thank you to our God above
Who has showered us abundantly with love
When often what we deserved was a shove!
Thank you to those who valiantly fight and fought
To give us freedom, often dearly bought,
And too often not respected as we ought.
Thank you also to all others who serve
Whether waiter, teacher, counselor or reserve;
They make our life pleasant – one to preserve.
Thank you to our ancestors who had foresight
And set examples of strength and might
Challenging us, their descendants, to seek greater heights.
Thank you to all the parents who do their best
To prepare their beloved children to leave the nest,
Forging forward – as good as the best and better than the rest.
Thank you especially to each camper who enriches our lives,
Regardless of nationality, color or size,
Sharing their growth, laughter and happiness is greatly prized.
Thank you to friends both old and new
Who extend our horizons and comfort us, too
While creating precious memories for priceless review.
Thank you to our children and grandchildren
For they are the future of all we are building,
And can be our teachers, when we try listening.
And a special thank you to Si and all who had a part
In the Ragsdales’ 40 years at Heart
And celebrating half a century at Stewart!
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!
The Ragsdales and all the folks at Stewart & Heart–