Tuesday, June 15, 2010

fabulous forty

a birthday verse for my wife




At ten,
You were someone I did not know,
A girl, dancing, playing with her Barbies,
And I was entering my teen world.

At twenty,
My girlfriend whom I was glad to know,
A young woman, learning at UC Davis,
And I was studying too in our college town.

At thirty,
My wife whom I had grown to know,
A mother and principal at Rail Ranch Elementary.
And I was caring for kids and a lawn to mow.

At forty,
My partner whom there is much yet to know,
A being of immense Love and boundless Energy,
And the children and I love you more and more.

5 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

beautiful. so wonderful to see a family with so much love and respect for one another.

momma rae said...

so sweet you are! that is a stunningly beautiful picture of jennifer. wish her a happy 40th for me! ;)

Tan Family said...

This is so beautiful...I'm crying. Thank you for the beautiful brunch, serenading on guitars and clarinet, and lovely handmade cards. What a special birthday!

Joy said...

What a loving and beautiful tribute!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful poem, gorgeous photo and so much love! This is so precious:)