Otter Lake Cottagers Association

A Tribute & Blessing from Reverend Stan Wootton

Kribs, Sousa, Thorne 60th Otter Lake Anniversary Celebration 1954 – 2014

A Tribute & Blessing from Reverend Stan Wootton

60 Years At Otter Lake
“ROAD TO ADVENTURE”
Bless the Kribs, Thornes and Sousas, O God, we pray,
Keep us safe, strong and secure, night and day;
Bless us all who hold this place so dear,
With our hopes and dreams and visions born here;
Bless all our plans that shaped the past,
And those many changes that were meant to last;
Bless our primitive beginnings at nature’s level,
And those negative times when we ‘felt like the devil’;
Bless our example to others, for a little while,
When real cottage camping was still in style;
Bless those times when we had to make do
With things sorely needed, that weren’t quite new;
Bless our many struggles with growing pains,
And those changes made for needed gains;
Bless all family members with our changing needs,
Met with love and caring and our troubles freed;
Bless us all, with our different thinking,
And differences settled, without the boat sinking;
Bless our cherished times shared together
With family and friends – in all kinds of weather;
Bless the things we’ve done, whether serious or silly,
Be they well planned, or merely ‘willy nilly’;
Bless the varied ways we enjoy life at the Lake,
And our gracious willingness for give and take;
Bless 60 years of amazing stories to be told,
Whether factual or fanciful, for our hearts to enfold;
Bless all these years of momentous living;
Adventurous, challenging and so life fulfilling;
Bless the future that awaits us, with surprises anew,
And the challenge to know, “What’s the best thing to do?”
So bless our whole family, O God, we pray,
Keep us safe, strong and secure, along life’s way,
Bless what we do to meet every new test,
Giving us the assurance that we are Truly Blessed!
So be it God, We’ll say it again, That’s the way it is – Amen, and Amen