Good night, my dear little six year old,
Who will never be six again.
For tomorrow you’re seven and my heart is aching
For a childhood that will not move slow.
Grandkids grow faster than children.
I know, for I’ve had some of both.
As I look to the sky, at days that flew by,
When I purposed to make them go slow.
Tomorrow is bright, there is no end in sight,
Of the great adventures we’ll have.
Winter is here, and your voice beckons clear,
To come out and play in the snow.
Yet one day you’ll grow up and walk out our door
To the grand adventures of life.
I pray that you’ll come back to see us,
For we’ll miss you more than you know.
So sleep little darling, your grandma is here.
Praying to keep you from harm.
The stories I’ve told you, the songs that we sang,
Remember them when you are low.
(For Arianna 1-11-2016)