His Presence

Found in Mama Peggy’s belongings – a hand-written poem by her sister, Doretha “Sis” Chaney, who was the resident poet of the family.

I may never live to see,
My life completely trouble free,
Or walk a straight and narrow road,
And carry not a heavy load.
I’ll never see around a bend,
Or riches at the rainbows end,
But I can walk with head held high,
And notice soft clouds drifting by,
Feel the sunshine’s warm embrace,
The gentle breeze upon my face.
I can hear a bird’s sweet song,
Beside each road I walk along.
These things I feel and hear and see,
More clearly when God walks with me,
For just His presence seems to bring,
About the best in everything.

Doretha “Sis” Chaney
(1924 – 2002)

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Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.

One Response to His Presence

  1. Teresa Hicks February 6, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I’ve got a good many of mama’s poems in a notebook, and have finally got to where I can read them without falling apart ! What a wonderful gift she left me in those poems… all pieces of her heart.

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