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Make Your Family FIRST!
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By James Pemberton
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Make Your Family First!


I know a person who had “a change of heart.”

And very shortly his family “fell apart.”


He was involved in doing “so many things.”

He neglected the duty of what family brings!


He became involved with so many others…

He neglected his wife and his kids’ mother!


At first, he had the best of intentions…

But failed to give his family any kind of attention!


He was so busy, and away from home so much.

It didn’t take long for him to be “out of touch.”


Very soon he found his life “way off course…”

And heading down the path of a divorce!


He began to ask himself the question; “why?”

As he began to hear all of his kids cry!


Beyond all of the chaos and “chatter.”

He decided that his family DOES matter!


He quit doing many of the things he once did.

And asked all of his family to please forgive!


He’s now the kind of dad that he needs to be!

And is with his family so faithfully!


May this be a lesson and reminder to us all!

How quickly we can get up.  How quickly we can fall!


May we put an effort into our family

as number one!

Every mom and dad!   Daughter and son!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2012

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Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, April 8, 2012

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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