Tuesday, April 03, 2012

On Destiny's First Assisted Steps

Three wobbly steps behind a rolling toy,
That's all my precious baby took today.
But oh the swell of pride in her, the joy
Of watching breakthrough moments in her play.
And more than that, her father's heart is glad
That she is growing strong enough to live
A full and happy life through Mom and Dad
And all the love and nurturing we give.
So many tries, so many falls in store
Before she walks alone, her Holy Grail,
And we must stop ourselves from helping more
Than just enough, and often let her fail.
    My child, what grand and wondrous future journeys loom
    Begun by baby steps across our living room.

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