My mother lived to be 100 years and ten months.
For My Mother's 100th Birthday
(Oct 1891-July 1992)
Not too many will reach your age
You're one hundred years old today.
Not too many will turn that page
And experience a century of change.
From the days of your youth
With the buggy and horse
To exploring the moon and the stars
There's a world of change in a hundred years
And you have been part of it all.
From the fountain pen
To the computer - and more
Technology has moved us along
From the corner store
To acres of malls
You have seen all these changes move on.
But one thing remains unchanged as before
Is your humble acceptance of God.
When we look at your life, then who can deny
He has led every step you have trod.
I have not a doubt; heaven waits for your soul
And the saints will accept you with joy
When your temple lays down for its final sleep
And awakes in the arms of your Lord.