Experiencing lifetime of first steps
Beginning with toddler’s curious try
Tumbling down to earth from frequent missteps
Inquiring mind looking skyward to fly
Growing up quickly, ready for life’s prep
Entering grade school doors, stepping right in
Navigating each year, planting more steps
Looking always forward, career begins
Living life, one year follows another
Challenging new steps arriving each day
Recalling advice from caring mother
Stepping out, traveling each new highway
Remembering this life’s countless missteps
Smiling at grandchildren’s beginning steps
Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.
Things change . . . things happen . . . things you can’t imagine when you’re young and full of hope.
Judy Blume (born 1938) is an American writer who is best known for her children’s books and young adult novels.
Tireless hands working
Never, ever complaining—
Around every clock
Well worth morning’s wait
Brewing up coffee’s first cup—
Joy fills every sip
Racing’s Triple Crown
Post time at Merry-Go-Round—
And they’re off. . . again!
Through Tiny Eyes
Toddler growing up
Every day filling with joy—
Unlocking each “first”
Shopping cart’s navigator—
Trying to keep up
Time’s precious moments
Parenthood’s daily treasures—
Fill another heart
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was an American philosopher and writer.
Barbara Johnson (1927-2007) was a best-selling author as well as a Christian writer of numerous faith devotionals.
To have your childhood dream realized is a really big deal.
The thing you can do better than anyone else is love your children, because they’re your children.
Maya Rudolph (born 1972) is an American actress, comedian, and singer.
Viewing cooking shows
Watching, yet never taste test—
Pushing shopping cart
Faster than flashy Corvette—
Speed up–kids at play!
Gifted three-year old
Earning Phi Beta Kappa—
Reading picture books
December’s barren ground
Autumn now long over
Snowflakes flying, earthbound
Winter’s white sweet clover
Village sleeping tonight
Children dreaming of snow
Crystal-clear sky’s moonlight
Changing to whitest glow
Beginning to drop in
Targeted flurries fall
Playful snowstorm begins
Winter finally calls
Snowy pace never wanes
Flakes now piling up high
Truckers reaching for chains
Driving where snowballs fly
Wishful, children wake up
Stirring with loudest cheers
Sleds ready for tune-up
White Christmas comes this year
The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.
Our children must never lose their zeal for building a better world.
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was an American educator, philanthropist, and civil rights activist. A daughter of former slaves, she made a significant impact in the lives of many.
Morning alarm rings
Summer vacation over—
Teacher calls my name
Flashing traffic lights
Driving with care in school zones—
Give these kids a BRAKE!
Another school year
Effort, attitude, action—
Ready for success