Monday, February 23, 2009

Love is a Four-Letter Word spelled M I K E

The Love of a Child by Stacey Chillemi

The greatest love of all is be able to have a child’s love
To love your child and to have your child love you back
Waking each morning with your child’s eyes on you.
A child’s love keeps you believing in brighter days
Believing that dreams do come true
Giving you hope for a brighter future
Bringing happiness to your heart
Bringing rainbows to every gray sky

Having the love and comfort of a child is the greatest gift in life
A child’s love is forever lasting
No matter how far you travel
No matter how many miles away,
You will always have your child’s love in your heart
It will never go away
You can always feel your child’s presence in your heart
Your child’s home is in your heart
Their love is always here to comfort you.

Since this month our Craftie Theme is love, I went looking for this poem. I'd heard it many years ago but couldn't remember anything but the phrase Love of a Child. This past Saturday my son turned four. We had a family birthday party. I grew up an only child, and my son is now growing up an only child. I so want him to have family around him, so for me, this Saturday was a perfect day.

This is my four-year-old attempting to help his bear get potty trained.


Debra Clopton said...

Awwwe Pam what a sweet post. I went to a baby shower this weekend and was carrying around one of the babies who was there. All of us moms were remembering when we used to sit and stare at our babies while we rocked them. The grow up so fast! Enjoy every moment.
Four is a great age :)

Vince said...

Hi Pam:

A child offers unconditional love. It is hard to do better than that.


P.S. I love your books.

Edna said...

I would love to win a book from any author, that would be so great.

Linda Goodnight said...

ah, Pam, that touched my heart. What an adorable little boy! -- But you already knew that, didn't you?

Missy Tippens said...

Oh my gosh, how cute!!! I love the photos!!! Especially that bear. :)

Vince, thanks for stopping by. You're so right.

Edna, by commenting you'll be entered in a drawing for all 4 Love Inspired books for February! :)

Thanks for visiting!

PamelaTracy said...

You know, almost every day I tell myself... enjoy this moment, enjoy this moment, and the moments keep rushing by.
Backward turn backward, oh time in thine flight...

PamelaTracy said...

You love my books! I think I love you!

PamelaTracy said...

The first picture is already years old. The birthday picture, well, my boy is the one in the striped shirt with birthday cake all over his face. I'm amazed by this little guy.

PamelaTracy said...

Good luck.

I still have a bear from my childhood.

Cheryl Wyatt said...

LOVE THESE!! HOW CUTE! Especially love the teddy bear potty training. SO CUTE!

Great, touching post.