Sunday, July 19, 2009

All too short a time

for Teddy...

We treasure our children:
however charming or irritating they may be,
they are ours for all too short a time,
and the love that flows between us,
when we're hugging them, chest to chest,
can clear our hearts and souls
like a waterfall in a deep forest;
sweet, and pure, flowing through our veins
and filling our eyes with tears
even when we're ready
to chain them to a fence and walk away
as soon as the hug is over
because it's just so frustrating
that they are not exactly who we thought they'd be
or doing what we thought they'd do:
they're never just like us --
and that's a good thing -- really; trust me.
And love them.
Just love them.

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