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Thursday, February 28, 2008
A birthday moment
Back in January, we celebrated my birthday at my daughter's home. Just after the candles were lit, as the family was singing "Happy Birthday", there was a moment which I tried to capture in a sort of poem. Here it is:
The candles were an afterthought -- and so just three of them adorn my birthday cake. Their small bright flames reflect the brightness of the children's eyes. I gaze into their faces as they sing: The six-year-old, whose eyes seem somehow sad and wise beyond her years; The mischief-loving boy who is so sweet; The pretty curly-headed four-year-old; The baby, still too young to know the birthday song but smiling as the others laugh and sing. They are so precious to me, God! You know how much I love these little ones of Yours. So as I blow the candles out, my wish is not a wish at all, but just a prayer that You would touch these tender little lives and light each one a heart aglow for You.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.