Tuesday, October 19, 2010

autumn joy, my boy

October 19
23 years ago I was marveling at the new little boy
God had given to me
Ryan Paul
Mellow from the start
rosiest skin, softest hair, bluest eyes
He stole my heart from that first plaintive cry
and he's never really given it back.
No one could cuddle like that little boy
Now he is 23
and married
and far away
but near in my heart
and in my memories.
especially today when I remember his coming
and thank God for the privilege and joy and adventure
of being his mom.

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