Precious moments frozen in time
And etched in my very heart.
How different it is looking back
From how it looked at the start.

Memories of laughter and fun
Golden times and flowers,
Discussions and debates
And many happy hours.

Downy hair and baby skin ~
A cry on the morning air.
Practical things done for me
Told me of your care.

Those cute funny phrases ~
The things that they did,
The games they played
And the things they hid.

Meeting new friends
And saying goodbye,
Trying to understand
Not knowing why.

Christmas and holidays,
Time on my own.
Looking around me ~
Seeing them grown.

Diamonds and dewdrops,
Sunshine and smiles,
You alongside me
As I walked weary miles.

Friendship and family
Such joy they are bringing,
With these in my heart
“How can I Keep from singing?”

© Linda J. Vaughan

June 2006

The Pages of Avalon

Music is "How Can I Keep from Singing?" by Enya





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