I remember long ago I'd sing you all to sleep. But you refused to close your eyes until we helped BoPeep.
We'd find her many scattered lambs and lay them on your
bed. 'Til then you would not settle down and rest your weary head.
But then you'd close your eyes and ask, "What are those lights I see?" "All
those who love you," I'd reply, "God, the Angels, and me."
One day at story time you said, "They shoudda called
to town, for 911 to bring some help when Hum-Dumpty fell down."
"Hum-Dumpty went to heaven," I said, "to be with
another King, and now he watches over you and with the Angels sings."
"Who else watches what I do?" you asked so hopefully. "All
those who love you," I replied, "God the Angels, and Me."
You went from playing pat-a-cake to swings and sandbox
days, to riding on your bicycle, then on to high school plays.
A little child so wondering, so full of love and
life. Too soon you grew from nursery rhymes to be some young man's wife.
No longer may I dry your tears nor kiss your hurts
away, for someone else now holds your heart, and keeps your tears at bay.
But I recall a promise made when you were
almost three, that, "We will always love you." "God, the Angels, and Me."
She is like the wind, a free spirit. She can shatter my world with noise and, just as suddenly, leave it
in a dead silence. I hear her sweet voice when the wind whispers in the trees. I can feel her kiss on my cheek, at
the touch of a breeze. When the winds howl and the thunder rolls I sense her anger, like lightening slashes the darkness. Her
laughter is like the rush of leaves stirred by a breeze, rising and falling in the current of happiness. A heavy
stillness I feel, when she is sad. How can this little girl, this child, be growing up so fast? Only yesterday I
held her in my arms, then lay her in her crib to sleep. Only yesterday she began her first day at school. Only yesterday
is so far away, and out of reach forever. And only tomorrow, she will be on her own. Oh Lord, keep her in your
loving care always, and help me to make all her todays special, while she is still just my little girl.
Surrounded By Love
The Long Road Home
They played hard that day the farm had a lot to keep them busy playing, exploring all thirteen of them. The
two young mothers gathered them together into the big old Suburban and headed home. A long, dusty, dirt road surrounded
by corn fields. It had been an eventful day this Mothers day. The children were tired, cranky, hungry, and
a tire went flat. What to do? We'll have to walk said one to the other but let me warn you it's five miles
to town! Five Miles!? Cried one of the six year old twins, I'll be seven before we get there!
Neptune's Angel came to me once when my tears helped
raise the sea
Upon my brow she placed a kiss that took me where my
heart could rest
Away from worries, pain and strife that threatened to enslave
Within her wings I floated deep into a most heavenly
And then she kissed me once again to gently wash away heart
Yes, Neptune's Angel came to me once when my tears helped
raise the sea