Oneta 84

The years have turned to decades;

The decades, to scores.

Age can bind the body

But still love’s spirit soars.

I’ve loved Him since I was but a child.

He’s my friend when the storms are wild.

When forsaken by others, He’s at my side.

When troubled by choices, He’s been my guide.

In sorrow, He’s my comfort;

In panic, He’s my calm;

In confusion, He’s my anchor;

In illness, He’s my balm.

He makes me holy, pays my debt

Forgives my sins, and better yet –

I’ve been declared righteous because of His blood

He fights my battles, and gives me His love.

He’s my God, my Savior,

my Life, Light, and Love!

Nay! I’ll not mourn the passing years

that lead me to Him above.


Celebrating my birthday again with this testimony of my life with Jesus.  I wrote it several years ago.   Posted three years ago.  But it is still my Birthday Blessing.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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35 Responses to PASSING YEARS

  1. joyroses13 says:

    A beautiful blessing Oneta, thanks for sharing it and I am wishing you a wonderful birthday!! ❤

  2. Amen! Great birthday blessing. Happy birthday to you! 🙂

  3. shoreacres says:

    And a beautiful blessing it is. Happy birthday, and blessed years ahead!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m looking forward to them. Hope you continue to teach me many more years.

      • shoreacres says:

        We’re never too old to learn. I learned a happy lesson this week. I had to have my first-ever root canal, and it became obvious that dentistry has greatly improved over the years. I never imagined such a procedure could be pain-free, but it was. A number of prejudices dropped by the wayside with that one!

  4. Nassima says:

    Happy birthday Oneta 🌷⭐😍 All the best wishes for you dear 🍀

  5. pranabaxom says:

    Happy birthday Oneta and many happy returns of the day.
    Sorry to disappoint you but we have not met yet, so you have long way to go before you meet him😂

  6. says:

    Happy birthday, dear Oneta. You are one of a kind and I look forward to meeting you some day in paradise ❤️

    • oneta hayes says:

      Won’t that be wonderful! Do you know this old song? Won’t it be Wonderful There, having no burdens to bear, joyfully singing with heart bells all ringing, Oh, won’t it be wonderful there.” Don’t know how many years that has been buried in my brain, but I’m glad it revealed itself again today?

  7. kiwinana says:

    Birthday Greetings, hope you had a wonderful day. it was also my husband birthday 24 January he was 82.

  8. simpledimple says:

    God bless you, Dear Oneta. 🙂 🙂

  9. grAnnie Roo says:

    I sincerely love your attitude, Oneta.

  10. mabelfrancis says:

    A little late but nevertheless a Happy 85th! To many more!
    Hope you had a great day celebrating your birthday 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. It was fine. I got stuffed too many times. Everybody doing his/her thing for Gramma. 😀 I see you browsed around over here then left a follow. Thank you. I think I already follow you, but if not, I will. It is only 35 minutes before I have an appt about twenty minutes from here. I’ll see you later.

      • mabelfrancis says:

        Wonderful to hear that your day was spent well, loved by those around you. You already follow my blog, thank you! Today when I was browsing my reader I was looking to read your posts then realised that I wasn’t following you. so, first I read your recent posts and then hit the follow :D. Your posts are so heartwarming that they definitely deserve a follow!

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