I've posted this poem the last several years in appreciation for our husbands and fathers. We talk about mothers around here a lot--but Fathers! Oh how we need you too! And how much we love you.
Happy Father's Day
A POEM FOR MY HUSBAND
While you work, you give us the most cherished of all treasures
for snuggling and cuddling
two morning-tousled lifeforms
beneath magical tents of sheets
to throw away the shopping plans
because it's ugly outside
and there's always tomorrow
Now we have time...
for glitter messes
and chocolate batter kisses
to explore puddles
mountains of books
and the depths of our imagination
Your efforts allow me time...
to shape and mold
and rock and hold
Thank you for adhering to unyielding, grinding schedules so that we can dance to the flow of the music each day. Thank you, my husband
for fighting traffic, office politics and the sterile business world
to give us...
Your sphere of equations and meetings
opens our world
to a deeper understanding of one another
Thank you for staring into a computer screen every day
So that I can gave into
our children's big, hungry eyes all day long.
Thank you for all o fus
We know how lucky we are.