Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What Shall We Give the Children?
What Shall We Give The Children
What shall we give the children? Christmas is almost here.
Toys, and games, and playthings. As we do every year?
Yes, for the magic of toyland is part of the Yuletide lore
to gladden the heart of childhood, but I shall give something more.
I shall give them more patience, a more sympathetic ear,
a little more time for laughter, or to tenderly dry a tear.
I shall take time to teach them the joy of doing some task.
I'll try to find time to answer more of the questions they ask.
Time to read books together, and take long walks in the sun.
Time for a bedtime story after the day is done.
I shall give these to my children, weaving a closer tie.
Knitting our lives together with gifts money can't buy.
- Author Unknown