Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Took His Hand And Followed

My dishes went unwashed today,
I didn't make the bed,
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.

Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I,
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky.

We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood;
My kitchen wasn't swept today
But life was gay and good.

We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.

We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill,
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.

That my house was neglected,
That I didn't brush the stairs,
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care.

But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.

I would love to give credit to the mommy who wrote this, but couldn't find an author.
But I know her life, I live her life, and will be forever thankful.
and yes...


Trever, the Boys, and I will joyful welcome our FOURTH "brother" into the Lewis Family the end of May!


Laura said...

Reading your announcement at the end, news I already knew made me cry all over again with joy! I love you cousin! I miss you!

Jerry and Charlsye Miller said...

Congrats Annie & Trever! I'm excited that you are having another boy. I too want 4 boys...ok sometimes 1 girl. But all boys would be a blast! Good luck & congrats again!!!

Cami D. said...


Orin and Minette Packard said...

Congratulations! So so fun! Do you have any names picked out yet? Love you! :)

Kristina said...

I am so happy for you. Boys are the greatest and you are such a great mom to boys. The world needs lots of great moms to help mold lots of great boys!

J6 Lewis Family said...

Congrats to you. You are so blessed and so is the little guy that will be joining your family. Sure love you guys. Talk to you soon.

The Baum Squad said...

I had no idea! And another boy? Ya hoooo! If ain't broke, don't fix it right? You must be doing it all right. Congrats.

Lis said...

Love it!! Happy to hear your fun news. Let's talk soon, friend!

Jeni said...

That's so wonderful. Congrats!! Having boys equals a life that is definitely full of adventure. Gotta love these little guys.

Smiley sister said...

I've been out of the blogging world and I missed your announcement! I'm so excited for you. Congrats!