Thursday, August 2

Me at Three

Me, 1990, Three-years-old
"The Lanyard" By Billy Collins (an excerpt I found on Cup of Jo)
She gave me life and milk from her breasts,
and I gave her a lanyard.
She nursed me in many a sick room,
lifted spoons of medicine to my lips,
laid cold face-cloths on my forehead,
and then led me out into the airy light
and taught me to walk and swim,
and I, in turn, presented her with a lanyard.
Here are thousands of meals, she said,
and here is clothing and a good education.
And here is your lanyard, I replied,
which I made with a little help from a counselor.
Here is a breathing body and a beating heart,
strong legs, bones and teeth,
and two clear eyes to read the world, she whispered,
and here, I said, is the lanyard I made at camp.

Mom and me, Spring 2012

Look Mom, I made you a blog post! ;) Thank you for all you do, Mom. You're the strongest most beautiful person I know and I love you exactly as you are. Hang in there, you're never alone. 


1 comment:

  1. Patty my favorite pic of you!! I love you sooo much!! Thanks for my very own blog post..I am the lucky/blessed one to have you for a daughter ;)


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