Sunday, August 15, 2010

To lead him through the places

A glimpse at what is coming this week at our house.......

He started school this morning,

And he seemed so very small.

As I walked there beside him

In the Kindergarten hall.

And as he took his place beside

the others in the class,

I realized how all too soon

Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw him as

he first learned how to walk.

The words that we alone made out

When he began to talk.

This little boy so much absorbed

In learning how to write.

It seems as though he must have grown to boyhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred and hastily I brushed the tears away

Lest by some word or sign of mine I mar his first big day

Oh how I longed to stay with him and keep him by the hand

To lead him through the places

That he couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear

Was mingled with my pride.

I knew he would no longer be a baby by my side.

But he must have his chance to live,

To work his problems out,

The privilege to grow and learn what life is all about.

And I must share my little boy

With friends and work and play;  he's not a baby anymore --

he's in Kindergarten today.

 ~author unknown
big week stayed tune........


Kelsey said...

ok those are cute cupcakes :) what did you make the letters out of?

Kim said...

This is a big week for Cohen and Carynn and so scary to let them go, but it has to be done :)

The Preister's said...

tearing up for you! hang in there :)