04 December 2014
28 August 2014
Yes, he's our baby
Our youngest grandchild
Our fourth grandson
And our last grandchild
Or so we've been told ~
Sweet child, first birthday
This week? First haircut
Soon, too soon,
it'll be his birthday again ~
Ah, the days they go quickly
Into years before months
Soon this sweet child
Will be two digits as his cousins ~
he'll always be our baby
05 June 2014
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.
The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.
Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy’s inmost nook.
Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
24 January 2014
little boys come with their dreams
their curious nature and love for dirt
they wrap our hearts with arms
that go from tiny to muscular
before we have time to say, wait!
while we are looking for the matching sock
they're daddies and then
they're pa's and poppa's and pawpaws
the circle of love and little boys
26 August 2013
Dear God, I pray he's treated right
protected from all that gives him fright.
Protect his heart from those who make fun
because he's fat or maybe dumb.
If he's too skinny or too smart,
please, my Lord, protect his heart.
He's so happy and free with joy,
I'd hate to see that be destroyed.
Help him learn from his mistakes,
never give him more than he can take.
Give him all the love he needs,
bless him with the joy that makes him free.
Save him from the pain life can bring,
and make his precious little heart sing.
God, don't let the world take it away,
it"s too precious to let decay.
So God, I beg you, please
protect him now from what he sees.
Let him see life in a different light,
Let him see darkness as a starry night.
God, make his heart so very strong,
and spread to the World his happy song.
~ Amy Huston