Thanks Tam, but my Bday is not until the 9th---the same as John Lennon's. But thanx for the early salutations!…
Helped my son today with his math,
Trying to lead him down that narrow path.
Quality time with him was spent;
When he’s grown and gone I’ll ponder where the time went…
The time when he needed me;
As he grows older I rarely see…
Him in the course of a day;
Yet I still give him a hug and a kiss then he’s on his merry way.
Not as hyper or sporadic as he once used to be;
For some odd reason, he takes life more seriously.
Trying so hard to make better grades,
His foundation is now being laid
For home is not simply an address nor a place to relax;
It is the beginning of getting your little ones on the right track.
It is not a structure where you hide and close your bedroom door;
No, home is a place where you try much harder to give them more…
Of the tools they’ll need to be in this life complete;
Sanctified wisdom to help them retreat…
Into the spiritual strength;
That helps them overcome life’s trials at great length.
And the stamina to endure no matter how hard life’s road may appear;
As we learn in the Holy Scriptures to have no fear.
And for that which is righteous always persist;
All that is wrong try diligently to resist.
Home is where true love is found indeed;
For home is where you plant the seed.
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