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"