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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Home and Hearth


What is home without the father?

Strong and wise to lead the way...

What is home without the mother?

Love and kindness fills the days...

What is home without the children?

Joyfull noises, laughs and giggles...

Sweet food on the stove, simmering, music in the air.

Roaring fire, books beckoning strewn about.

Long winter days, daughters sewing, boys a playin',

The family together is what counts.

No need to wait for the golden years---

take a close look around,

for the best years that you have waited for,

have anticipated and looked forward to,

without even noticing it,

has joyfully
arrived.




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10 comments:

Stuff could be worse said...

I Love this, the best years have arrived! We need to remember this...
kim

Sandra J said...

Absolutely beautiful. My hubby and I recently had two foster children placed in our home that we hope to adopt and these words touched me. My hubby asks if I'm living my dream now with changing diapers and all - and the answer is yes. The words you posted captures my feelings perfectly.

Sandra

Don and Shelly said...

June, your description above sounds like the closest glimpse we'll have of Heaven on this side of eternity. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

So true! Sometimes we just need to "stop & smell the roses."
Thanks for sharing,
Kim

Danielle said...

Thank you for this! I also am enjoying your J.R. Miller quote.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So many elderly people have seen me with my brood outin public and have said, "enjoy it, it is the best years of your life". As you are chasing the toddler and nursing a baby at the same time, you don't think so. But now that my older ones are getting more up there in years, I am seeing it is true.

Toyin O. said...

I recieve that promise and I believe the days I have waited for have just arrived, thanks for sharing.

Marmee's Pantry said...

This is where a Facebook "Like" button would come in handy! '-)

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Susie said...

Wonderful words! I agree whole-heartingly. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Rose said...

Mrs. Fuentes,

I truly enjoyed reading your beautiful poem about home life. So truth as well as inspiring. :)

-Lady Rose