Oh my goodness I simply cannot believe
Just a few more days ‘til Christmas Eve!
For years I wrote my poem and sent it all over the land
But this year I have use of only a left hand!!!!
My thumb surgery went well but I don’t know why
My pleasant personality seems to have gone awry!
Throughout the day you can hear me mumbling
Between you and me, having to ask for help is really quite humbling!
But no more complaining, no matter about this cast of mine
The poem and gifts for the grandkids will be sent on time.
A highlight of my year was Mass with the Pope
An incredible leader who gives us all hope.
He reminded me to love and help others see
The importance and strength of the Family.
This was the year to celebrate 70 years of being me
I may be shorter, but I am still have high energy
I vow to continue to say and to do
Things to delight and get a smile out of you.
The USF students continue to make me see
Why I ended up teaching in the University.
BizComm in the Fall and Sport Leadership in 2016
Makes my life meaningful, fun, and everything in between.
My children are well and continue to be
All that a mother could want them to be!
They are strong business leaders who can be counted on
They are athletes, dads, and incredible moms!
They join with me in acknowledging each and every one of you
For taking me on as a friend, I am grateful for you!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, whatever sits best with you dear
Whichever you choose, let my message be clear
In the New Year, I will continue to pray
That you will be happy and healthy, each and every day!!!!!