"Legacy" Poem for My Son: Words last forever
And This I Give to You
And this I give to you
The memory that you were born December 21, 1993.
The wait was two months until we became three;
your Father, you and me.
You didn't come from my belly; but
another part, just as important, my heart
that's where you got your start.
Appreciation for the sun, moon, and stars
the earth, the flowers
the rain showers
and all the things that only come
from the Higher Power.
Strength to bend your knees and pray
because God hears every word, you say.
HE answers prayers of those who
accept HIM and believe in HIS way.
You will need HIM in times of dismay.
Sadness, and the strength to cry
because life will bring it, why?
Don't know, wish I could deny, you
of all the times that won't be pleasant or happy
Family members and the ties that bind.
When the world seems unkind
And it looks as though the sun won't shine,
family will love you and be there for you.
When you meet that girl of your dreams, who
will steal your heart and make you beam;
show her gentleness, respect, and courtesy;
that's what she'll want to see.
So, I give you this my precious son,
a Mother’s love for her only one.
And I give you this at no fee
because unconditional love is always free.