Thank you
for being the firm centre
of my world.
I may dash here and there
to listen,
hug and comfort,
write or pray –
But always circle back again
to home, and you.

Your love grounds me
in stability –
roots to my giving,
an anchor in storms.
Where would I be
without you?
Endlessly adrift
without horizons.

Thank you
for freeing me to reach out
(it’s who I am
why I’m here).
But like a compass draws a circle,
I need you at my centre
to find purpose,
to be whole.


Christine Rigden