Gifts From Father
Like the well known country song says,©05/14/2017 Carol Welch
"My heart skips a beat."
On a lacy, green May morning,
can they keep up, my skipping feet?
The mailbox had cards in it,
telephone rang off the wall,
or vibrated in my pocket,
causing an inner-being ball.
Just let my thoughts go whirling,
the son who is living near,
putting feet on all those wishes,
taking us to dinner, with grandchild dear.
They were a gift to me in bundles,
that I waited for with joy.
My eager anticipation
brought me a precious girl or boy.
Inexperienced, I attempted,
with joined efforts of my spouse,
to teach them, feed them, love them,
as they messed up---picked up--the house.
Now, the morning goes a-whirling.
What dress shall I put on,
after inspiring devotion, for the dinner
planned for me by that dear son?
Though, "Ma Bell," I guess you are passe,
with their apps, they now convey,
to the happy ears and dancing heart:
can I rate it?--Mothers' Day
The treasures that they sent or brought,
now displayed in grand array,
eaten up or planted,
bless them, near or far away.
How can I fail to thank the Lord,
for the gifts he's sent my way?
blessed far beyond what I deserve:
Thanks for love, life, and Mothers' Day.