Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fathers Day Reflection 1979

I recently found this Father's Day note to Hubby from
June 1979.

Reflections on Father's Day

It was in February that we met
the season winter, the weather almost spring.

My heart shouted, "Yes, Yes!" as my lips spoke,
"How do you do!"

There was music - Babe Stoval, Preservation Hall

There was spaghetti, French Quarter romance,
monkeys, water puddles, and violins

Love was born, its conception ages old, as we talked,
walked, shared a life time with our eyes.

Your (heavens forbid) 1st date kisses told me of your gentleness and strength;
your smile, your capacity to love.

Bells?
Yes, we heard bells!

The sun shining blue was warmth and joyful that September wedding day.

We gave the love that months before had been committed.

There was work, questions, problems, challenges.

Always, there was love.

Longing - oh how we tried!

Fulfillment, joy, peace.

"Hello, Christy Day please."
Only it was John instead.

You're a Father!  You'd made a son.
Completeness, though weary;

Joy to our hearts,
You'd made a daughter.
Yes, a Christy.
 
And always, there was love!

Happy Father's Day!
June, 1979
And always, there was love!
Happy Father's Day
2015

5 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, this poem brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful family you have!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! What a wonderful poem, and your family's picture is perfect!

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  3. So, so sweet and love that last picture........beautiful!!!

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  4. Beautiful poem... Beautiful family!

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