Third Birthday

Three years old today

his mother should be impearled

“Seems like only yesterday”

I watched him enter the world


But he’s just a baby

he’s says he’s a big boy

soon to be a teenager

grown-up child with a toy


Life has it’s moments

he’s growing so fast

hard to keep up with

storing memories that last


And where have I been

to busy coming and going

to involved to be there

to see him while he’s growing


“Big moments in small lives.”

I remember his Grandfather said

“relish the special moments”

and then he nodded his head


Take time away from your busy day

Make the time if you must

Don’t let these moments slip away

vacant memories turn to dust