Houston, Tx. USA
She opened the door with deep anticipation,
For days she had trembled with shaky frustration.
How on earth would she handle their first stressful meeting?
“Hello”,”Hi”,” How are ya?”, What should be the greeting?
She”d never known children or had the pleasure of their voices.
She’d watched from afar as they squealed with rejoices.
Would they be cute, joyful, sweet and kind?
Or would they immediately drive her out of her mind?
They stood there, hair ruffled from a fresh gust of air
The boy, about 8, slightly timid, scant and fair.
The young girl all wide eyed, dark skinned, not real slender.
She knew, that moment, their hearts were wondrously tender.
The day passed so quickly, her home filled with laughter and fun,
For they were soon comfortable, “Knock it off, don’t run!”
Their hearts they gave freely, a joy she’d never known
She welcomed this treasure and marveled, not feeling alone.
Once more she stood at the door trembling, anticipation abound
Inside was their mother, would she welcome his new love he’d found?
As the door opened they greeted in a befitting sort of way
She knew why she’d felt comfortable with her kids that first day.
For like them their Mom was kind, fun loving and sharing
She knew they’d become friends, as this woman was caring.
As time passed she wondered why they each held her so near
He leaned over and kissed her, “Because they all love you my dear!”
O all ye powers that he implanted, Arise, keep silence no more; put forth the strength that he hath granted, your noblest work is to adore.