You can't buy precious memories
with silver or with gold,
They come to us without a price
As the years of life unfold.
I've longed for many things in life,
Some with hidden throns of pain.
Knowing what was best for me,
God sent both sunshine and rain.
Hard times teach us to appreciate
Good times when they come along,
If all of life was fun and pleasure,
How could we ever grow strong?
God in His infinite wisdom
Has given me many good years,
Taught me to suffer with others,
To feel their sorrows and tears.
So if you want precious memories
AS the years of life unfold,
Learn how to love one another,
It's worth more than silver or gold.