This is a recent photo taken while my youngest was helping me in the garden.
JEK hand with worm
Hand held out, palm steady as fingers spread
Balancing the unearthed treasure there
Steady, proud, face creased with a grin
Fingers covered with dirt, wet from digging
You show yet another, your eyes alive with wonder
Then carefully you walk it back, finding it a new home
Shall this one go to the tomato high-rise
Or the rambling townhouses of squash or zucchini
Could it be off to Jalapeño haven and the spicy side of town
Or maybe the eggplant castle with its royal purple offspring
I smile, proud as a dad, happy as a friend
Grateful to share this wonderful part of living with you
Stephen Kellogg – 2012
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I told you I love proud papa moments.
HeH and so you did. 😀
Didn’t get nearly as much done with writing as I had hoped today.. But I did get to play Bass and Drums with my neice (at her B’day party) so that was a funderful (hey I like that word … funderful) break.
Heading to bed, back at it tomorrow.