Enriching our lives

Let us not take for granted the smile of a small child.  
The beauty of their hearts as they walk through the world with joy, innocence, and above all their own sense of style.

We may never know when these smiles are taken from us.  
When we will no longer be able to share the view of the world through their eyes.

The little children are here to enrich our lives, and add to our future.
Let us help them to spread their wings, let us help them to fly.

Let us give them the ability to see the world for what it has to offer them. 
For as long as they are here to believe in it, to feel it, and to see it.
The world is theirs for the taking.

If we are able to give them all of this every day they are here with us.

Maybe then, the day they float off this earth and fly in the clouds with the angels.
We will know we did all we could to watch them smile.

We did all we could to enrich their lives.
We touched their hearts as much as they filled ours.

In our tears and sorrow we can feel complete.
For in our loss here on earth, we know they are soaring.

They are spreading their wings; they are dancing above us, they are playing amongst the stars.

They are smiling down on us, they are inspiring our lives, and they are touching our hearts.

Let us not take for granted the smile of a small child.
For someday, we may need the smile from a child, to carry us through the loss of our own small child.
From Poetry book:  Looking to be seen