Sunday, May 9, 2010

Today, a pause

A picture memory brings to me;
I look across the years and see
Myself beside my mother's knee.

I feel her gentle hand restrain
My selfish moods, and know again
A child's blind sense of wrong and pain.

But wiser now,
a man gray grown,
My childhood's needs are better known.
My mother's chastening love I own.

-- John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

1 comment:

  1. Lord at some of these pictures! I was skinny LOL

    I sure do miss mom:((