Monday, July 16, 2012

Four Weeks and Four Decades.....

Today I reflect
As I kiss your cheeks.
I am four decades
And you are four weeks.

Hard to believe
Where does time go?
When I was young
It went so slow.

The first decade
The sun always shined.
Sand box, swing set,
baby dolls and fireflies.

The second decade
I grew like a weed.
From elementary to high school
Graduation, too soon to believe.

The third decade
was down and back up.
When I met your dad,
Joy overflowed my cup.

The fourth decade
loss of limb and loved ones.
God pulled us through with
birth of babies and adoption.

Wee little one
You are so small.
I pray four plus decades
To watch you grow tall.

The weeks will slip by
Turn to months and years.
Band aides on boo boos
To wipe away tears.

Graduation and wedding,
Grandbabies to kiss.
But through it all
Remember this....

Four weeks to four decades
As time flies by,
Always bow your head to the Lord
And reach for the sky.


  1. This is a beautiful poem!
    I came across your blog from the TQ HistoryQuesters thread. I am bringing home (again) my 11th grader and we are going to use TQ too.

  2. Thank you Carol :) Best of luck in your homeschool. What TQ guide are you planning to use?

    1. I am using Ren/Ref for 7th & 8th graders and AOR 1 for 11th grader. I figure we'll get through AOR 1-3 in his last 2 years. I'm going to combine the reading with his Amer & British Lit requirements (for our state). Did you decide not to use TQ?

  3. I'm borrowing My Father's World U.S. History to 1877 from a friend to look over. We've been using MFW the last couple of years, but this year I was going to branch off and do my own thing. However, with the new baby, I'm struggling for time so the MFW is looking more appealing. I do have the TQ guides and will supplement books in, just need to figure out where and which ones. Angel has already read some of the spine books from TQ. I really like the three AOR guides, but not sure about how much to cover from Ren/Ref. I'll be using that one with our younger kids so maybe she can just follow along, not sure.... I did another post on our 11th grade planning last week, not sure if you saw it?