May 01, 2009
Poem in My Pocket; Hope in My Heart
I think I may have mentioned that I spend several hours a week babysitting an adorable toddler who is in the custody of my friends--her grandparents--after being neglected by her parents. Lately, we've been strolling to parks. The other day, we discovered dandelions together and I showed the little cutie pie how to blow the seeds off the "fluff puffs."
She's almost two and she's at that age where she's willing to try anything you ask her to try and say. I bought her grand-folks a book: Baby Signs. We've all been teaching the precious one signs and it just helped her verbal skills explode! It sure was cute to hear her say, "fluff puff!" and blow those seeds into the wind!
She and the current spring weather are really giving me joy, delight and hope lately. This little girl inspired me to write a haiku poem. I got to see the little angel an extra couple of hours yesterday, so her namesake poem was my choice for the poem in my pocket.
Here it is:
reaches down to pick flower
wonder, beauty, life!
Copyright 2009, Marj McCabe ~ All Rights Reserved
Thank you for sharing.
You are not alone!!
Blessings for a good day for you!
here's one that i've always liked. but i don't know who it's by:
Every time I've raced my shadow, When the sun was at my back,
It always ran ahead of me,
Always got the best of me.
But every time
I've raced my shadow,
When my face was toward the sun, I won.
JBR: I HAVE had a couple of good days, thanks!
Mountainmama: cool poem! thanks for sharing that, too!
It is funny how dandelions are such a treasure for children. When my youngest niece was two, she went around her yard working feverishly to collect bunches of them for me. They were as beautiful as roses to me. Time spent with children can be so healing.
GA: Thanks for sharing YOUR sweet story. Yes, it HAS been healing spending time with this cutie.
I wish I liked young children.
I don't. Strange.
I prefer when they are up 5-years-old.
Don't ask me why.
Hope you like it.
Have a nice and great day!
I don't know how to hold them and have all these fears.
It would disappear if I had have children.
Now it's too late.
You awarded me something? You're sweet! I'll come over and look.
I've just joined "Child Abuse Survivors".
Yesterday I did a post and today I woke up and there was a comment that made me see how difficult it's to people understand.
We think that it's common knowledge the harms of child abuse.
Have a nice day!
I'm so glad you joined Child Abuse Survivors. I'll look for you over there.