For my blog I write about the quote photos I have added in the past. At the end of 2016 I began to write poems for each quote.
The above photo was added to my Facebook Page in November 2010 and is of my oldest granddaughter and my ex-husbands daughter, although only a few weeks difference in age, descendant-wise they are in different generations. Time seems to have an distorting context through life; it doesn't seem that long ago that these two year old little girls were happily playing on my piano - when I made up this quote they were twelve year olds - now they are adult women in their twenties - and to me each moment seems like yesterday.
There are two poems (written yesterday!) for this quote, as when I wrote the first it didn't seem to be coming out the right way, so I decided to turn the page over and start again. After completing the second I went back and finished the first, but couldn't decide which I preferred, so I am adding both.
My thoughts on this quote (and what I am trying to convey in the poems) are that we obviously want our children to be good and always want our children to be happy, regardless of age, and doing things to make them happy will have a good effect on them. But, no matter what we do to MAKE them happy, pales in comparison to what they can learn from us, if we follow our hearts to live a life of Being happy regardless of outer circumstances.
This picture was taken in 1990 and is of my three children with their cousins. It captures one of my happiest memories of their childhood, we (including both sets of parents) were just all out for an afternoon walk, the children were having such fun simply playing together in nature. I think it's a happy memory for all of them.
Both of these pictures are of my three children having fun playing together, taken in the 80's.