Saturday, April 26, 2014


I come home just minutes before dinner
You are snug in mom’s left arm,
and eyes filled with wonder
It takes a second for my face to register
   behind your blue eyes
A smile signals you recognize me
Your eyes squint
   and your smile falls wide
With your right hand grasping mom’s necklace
You reach for me with your left
Your grasp is strong
    pulling my shirt to you
You bob your head down
    as if you are diving into the love we have for you
The timer goes off for the oven
Your head snaps up
I lift you up into the air
   asking if you are ready to eat
You giggle as I raspberry your tummy
Your brothers and sisters rush into the dinning room
It is time for the dinner