|A Ray of Sunshine (standard:poetry, 334 words)|
|Author: Sarah||Added: Apr 02 2001||Views/Reads: 2466/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Poem about my second child.|
A RAY OF SUNSHINE For John Little John do you remember when we called you that to distinguish you from your grandpa for whom you were named Too soon you became Big John then Bigger John when in your teens you towered above your namesake A ray of sunshine in my life . . . I remember when you were ten or so racing home from school running to the frig to gulp down a large glass of orange juice I'm just the luckiest kid you said Why I asked Because I could hardly wait to get home to see if there was some orange juice left and when I got here -- there it was! A ray of sunshine in my life . . . That's how I thought of you full of the joy of life sure that something wonderful was just around the corner of your childhood world One of the dearest treasures of my life is the note you wrote when you were seven and had been sent to bed early punishment for some childhood misdeed I picked up the paper lying outside your closed bedroom door and read these words -- I found out that you love Caryn more than me and Tom Becues we have to go to bed right away and Caryn gets to stay up When I turned the note over I found a dreadful indictment which said I Don't like you Never was I hurt or offended by your righteous indignation Always have I cherished this now ragged little piece of paper as a precious memory of your childhood concrete evidence that you were A ray of sunshine in my life . . . Now you are grown a man with a wife and child of your own Because of who and what you are living your life with integrity practicing justice and honor in your work demonstrating thoughtfulness and love in your personal relationships you are still A ray of sunshine in my life. Tweet
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