I have written so many things about this and that in the past, and mentioned very little about my children. It is not that I don’t like to write about them, I simply want to protect their privacy. Now, being proud of my eldest son’s achievements, Kathleen’s good grades in Gymnasium and Gillian’s positive progress in Kindergarten. I felt an urge to write something nice, but not about them personally. It is a poem I found somewhere, a very meaningful one and it’s about how to take a child.
Take A Child By The…
Take a child by the hand, and show him the way,
Lead a child each morning, into a beautiful day.
Take a child by the mind, and give him the strength,
To fight every challenge, and go to great lengths.
Take a child by the soul, and let God be known,
It is by his mighty grace, that so big they have grown.
Take a child by his sight, and show him wonders galore,
Teach him curiosity, and the need to explore.
Take a child by his smile, so beautiful and sweet,
And tell him of all, the friends he will meet.
Take a child by his wonder, of the life all around,
Let him savor each flavor, and hear each new sound.
Take a child by his dreams, and say it’s all-right,
To follow those dreams, as far as he might.
Take a child by the heart, and teach them to love,
For there is no greater gift,from our creator above,
And after your child has grown, and alone they now stand,
Watch and enjoy as they take, their children by the hand.