From the Heart...
by Betty Music Branham
THE GIVE AND THE TAKE All through the years, there’s been give and takebetween my mother and me;She’s given…I’ve taken,but that’s not the way it should be.Today I glimpsed the tally sheetand my selfish heart ached within;for on my side of the long, long listwas taking…where giving should have been. She has given me life, love and laughterand was always right there when I called,ready to help any way that she couldany time that my life became stalled.She pushed and she pulled ‘til I went on my way,Carefree…not thinking to say“Thank you, Dear Mama, for making me strong,and for teaching me to know right from wrong.” I’m trying to clear up that one-side list,hoping to do all I can to change all those minus scoresto plus;… I’ll see if I can balance it out.Mama never complained a single time,But I have a very big doubtif I’ll be so generous with my children’s faults,I’m so much more selfish you see;But oh, I must hurry and even the scorebefore God wipes my slate clean,and there’s no more time. Betty Music…1984.