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March 20, 2001

 

I stumbled upstairs to “The Hotel Room”

desperate to remove a headache from my head

and opened the door

 

to see two little bundles of joy seated before a video

dutifully drawing as they were instructed to draw

“Look,” said Daniel, “I drew a duck

see, theres the water, hes swimming!”

proud of his accomplishment

and walking to his sister

“See Dadda,” my little Jewel calls me that

“I made a duck too, but mine is flying!”

different but the same

as I gazed at the paused instructor on the screen

they looked so lovely

these two treasures (the third on a grand day out)

that I wept

for I have no hands that could hold this moment fast

for the time when they are grown

 

thank you God for your love

given me again in this gentle form

 


Each New Day A Miracle
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