April 30, 2009


after months of counting down
the prestigious sixth birthday
is just around the bend

he's so excited
and i'm wondering
just where the time has gone

some days so big
yet still glimpses of the little boy
i rocked to sleep at night

i pray those little windows
of joyful bonding
are always there

even when he towers over me
and oh, he will
(doesn't everyone?)

in the middle of the everyday
i wonder and pray for the end
for a time when the quiet will win out

but on days like today
rainy and introspective
on the cusp of another milestone

i know that one day soon
i will long for the noise
for the spontaneous kisses

for the crashing of trucks
for the sounds of batman fighting robin
for the requests to watch video clips
for the mischievous-ness that is my son today

for the song dedications
for the notes on dry erase boards
for the reading of books
for the intimacy of sharing every day together

there will be a day
when i want nothing more than this
and that day is not far away....

April 25, 2009

good times

well hey there
long time no talk
i hate that slacker part of me

i always come back
and make promises for more
then fail

agh - frustrating
so no more promises
just me

today is a beautiful day
all of God's creatures
singing in delight

i'm watching 
a game of toss
between my two favorite boys

sitting outside
enjoying the warm sun
feeling the wind blow by

thinking about a handful of people
who are halfway across the world
and wondering how life is for them today

another group of compassion bloggers
are on a trip
this time to india

i know God will move
i know lives will be changed
and i pray lots of kids get sponsored

business trip tomorrow
never get used to it
neither of us do

the flurry of laundry
and last minute purchases

and this time
a day later
we'll hurry and pack

headed out 
for a little family vacation
to celebrate a sixth birthday

busy times
tired times

good times...

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