Sunday, May 9, 2010


the toddler years
by Melanie Connell

One fine day, our love was born, life together
nurturing, napping, feeding, staring, snuggling

a short time later, "mommy do, mommy please"
reading, cleaning, disciplining, going, teaching

while his life is more "I do it myself"
playing, wondering, exploring, laughing, learning

If we are not careful, our souls collide, compete
frustrating, exhausting, escaping, crying, distracting

After those days, I sit, think, reflect
Reminiscing, engaging, thanking, longing, praying

Oh Lord, without YOU, we are just
wasting, striving, searching, self-indulging, separating

Only through YOU may we be
seeking, respecting, uniting, communicating, serving

May we be One family, with One purpose

"Only one life,

‘Twill soon be past;

Only what’s done

for Christ will last"