I have full permission from this writer, who is most esteemed in our family, to publish one of his poems here. You probably haven’t heard of him, nor will I even use his full name here. He is our dear son, who will turn 8 this spring. He likes to write, it comes easily to him, and though he will never agree with anyone who tells him so, he also happens to write in lovely cursive! He also loves to play basketball and football, but not soccer, and can often be found in the house deep in a book.
Being a proud mama, I also have to mention our excitement that a short story he wrote before Christmas has been sent to a regional fine arts competition, having been read by teachers and principals at his school. I wish I had a copy at home, but I don’t. It was a blend of themes from many things he’s been reading, like The Lord of the Rings, books from the Narnia series, the Bible, and various mysteries. One principal wrote to me about how she can see his talent growing in writing. I think one of the most amazing things about being a parent, is getting to see our children’s gifts emerge. Sometimes they are in areas we would never expect!
Without further ado, here is L’s poem, titled “Our Home, Heaven”:
Our home, heaven
Being prepared, by the Lamb
Never shall Christians fret
The saving of their soul.
As I ponder my dear little ones, I will ask you some of the things I’ve been thinking about:
–what gifts and talents do you see in your children, and in your own life as well?
–how are you encouraging the growth and use of those talents?