Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Many Faces Of A Child


                                                        It surpasses all understanding
                                                        This joy that abounds
                                                        Like a tiny seed I'll grow
                                                        Abundant love that surrounds

                                                      I'll capture your very heart
                                                      And all others in between
                                                      Look into my eyes mom
                                                      Can you see my eyes gleam

                                                       Can you feel my heart beat
                                                       As I lie upon your breast
                                                       God made it with love
                                                       To give you only the best

                                                       Every smile that I give
                                                       Is worth so much more
                                                       And each sleepless night
                                                       I promise I'll make up for

                                                       Hey dad, can you hear me now
                                                       I'm learning to talk
                                                       Be patient with me mom
                                                       I just want to run and walk

                                                      When I become a handful
                                                       Don't worry and be sad
                                                       I'm just little for now
                                                       Soon we'll go fishing dad

                                                        I want to explore and learn
                                                        There's so much waiting for me
                                                        Everything looks brand new
                                                        This big world is a big mystery

                                                        Sickness may come my way
                                                        Hug me tight in your arms
                                                        Tomorrow will be brighter
                                                        I promise laughs and charms

                                                       And please don't cry mom
                                                       When I start to school
                                                        You know that I love you
                                                        I'll never break that rule

                                                        Then when I grow older
                                                        I want to spread my wings
                                                        Like a small butterfly
                                                        I'll sail with my dreams

                                                    Clear across the sea
                                                    To that grown up land
                                                    Each day I'm one step closer
                                                    Enjoy me while you can

                                                Hey look at me now
                                                I hung the stars that shine
                                                I hope I've made you proud
                                                To the moon I'm going to climb

                                                 © Susie Swanson, 2019








  1. Oh, Susie~ this was wonderful! They are ALL so precious. And the poem made me shed a tear... it was just perfect with these pictures.

  2. What a wonderful group of children, Susie. I bet you adore them all. Love the sweet poem. Children are special little people, and it's nice to read anything written about them.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  3. Oh My goodness... I LOVE this post, Susie... You have a wonderful family for sure!!!! I love seeing all of the photos... I know you are proud of each and every one of them. I have five grands --but no great grands yet...

    Thanks SO much for sharing.
    P.S. Love your poem also.

  4. Such precious little children -- your poem is precious too!

  5. Your grandchildren are beautiful. Love the poem too!

  6. Brings tears to ones eyes as we look back over the many mile stones of the little ones in our lives. You have captured it perfectly once again. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent through the love of your children grandchildren and greats as well. You never fail in capturing your heart in words.

    1. Yes it does Beth.. I can't hardly stand it sometimes.. Thank you so much.

  7. Such adorable pictures of all your little ones, Susie, and a very sweet poem to go along with them. They bring us a lot of joy, don't they. I hope you have a nice weekend.

  8. What a precious poem, Susie, and beautiful/handsome young-uns! Thank you for sharing them. You are a blessed woman!

    1. Thank you so much.. I feel blessed everyday.. More than I was promised.

  9. Thank you, too, for all those sweet comments on my blog. You always bless me. Love you, Elaine

    1. You are very welcome and I meant every word. You are a blessing to me too.Love you too.

  10. What beautiful children! You are very rich, indeed. They grow up so fast. I know that's a cliché. But I miss having little ones about, and still cherish them all when they are big and being amazing.

  11. Hi Susie,
    Thank you for sharing your blessings with us. What a wonderful (big) family you have~ God is so good!