Wow, how did this happen? My oldest child, our daughter, turned 50 today. The emotions that calls forth brings me to verse:
Time is fleeting, so they say
Another reminder just today,
It passes quickly to be sure
A fact to which I must inure.
Having kids has been so great
No higher joy can I equate,
Rendered by my loving wife
They’ve been the pleasure of my life.
But when did they decide to age
And pass so quickly through each stage.
I never think I’m getting old
Until their birthdays each unfold.
That’s when the frightful truth appears
That that all of us are gaining years.
But I shall not here make complaint
For fear the blessing I might taint.
To my son and daughter both so dear
Whose life passages I gladly cheer,
It’s been a hoot, you’ve made it thus
So each new year becomes a plus.
Al Hood 2019