Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"What Shall We Give The Children ?"

What shall we give the children ?
Christmas is almost here.
Toys and games and playthings,
As we do every year ?
Yes, for the magic of toyland
Is part of the Yuletide lore
To gladden the hearts of childhood, 
But I shall give something more.
I shall give them patience,
A more sympathetic ear,
A little more time for laughter,
Or tenderly dry a tear.
I shall take time to teach them
The joy of doing some task,
I'll try to find more time to answer
More of the questions they ask.
Time to read books together,
And take long walks in the sun,
Time for a bedtime story,
After the day is done,
I shall give these to my children,
Weaving a closer tie,
Knitting our lives together
With gifts that money can't buy.

~Source unknown~


OneOldGoat said...

Hi Patty - I used to follow your blog a long time ago and then in a change of computers, lost all my blog links. I am so happy to have remembered your blog name and am looking forward to catching up with you. Your blog has always been so enjoyable to read and often your postings and pictures gave me such peace and calmness when life was just plain crazy:)

Patty said...

Welcome back : )

Much To Catch Up....

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