A Wonderful Weekend

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Last weekend we had a visit from my son and daughter-in-law and grandson, Alex. As everyone says, there is something very special about a grandchild. As deep as love is with a child, there is a different kind of deep, deep love reserved for a grandchild. Of course I was brought back to those early days with my own children as I watched Alex’s parents care for him and sometimes question their response to his needs. We looked at old pictures, recalled special moments, and wallowed in the contentment of just being together. It was a wonderful weekend.

 

For Alex

 

Come to me my little one,

I’ll count your fingers, caress your toes.

Hold you close to smell your sweetness,

Kiss your chubby cheeks and nose.

 

Let me hold you for a while,

We’ll sing some songs to coax a smile.

Greet morning smiles that bring delight

And gentle hugs that say good-night.

 

Listen to new sounds and voices,

Wonder about things brand new.

Look around and learn of treasure

In this house that you’ll love, too.

 

Through the day we gather moments.

Each laugh and coo and cry

Will be forever in our hearts,

When it’s time to say good-bye.

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9 Responses to A Wonderful Weekend

  1. Beautiful! Your word choice gives a soothing rhythm that matches the topic. Great slice!

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  2. Mukhamani says:

    Very, very true. We have two grandchildren 🙂

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  3. arjeha says:

    Beautiful poem, Rose. Although we have never had the chance I am sure there is a special bond between grandchild and grandparents. Enjoy making memories.

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  4. franmcveigh says:

    Love this so much, Rose. I am looking forward to grandson #2 in August and this is so beautiful!

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  5. dianeandlynne says:

    So sweet, Rose. Love the rhyme and the gentleness of the words. Grandchildren…ah!

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  6. aileenhower says:

    New life, new adventures. Lucky grandmom and loved grandson.

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  7. So sweet. I feel this way with my great-nephews. Babies give such joy.

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  8. Clare Landrigan says:

    Oh … my heart! I am so happy for you. You perfectly captured the sweet, simple bliss of being with him. Thank you for letting a share a slice of it!!
    Clare

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  9. JudyK says:

    Grandchildren are the absolute best, and your poem expresses it so well! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 ~JudyK

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