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Giggles and Splashes

I had waited for you seemingly forever So long did it take before you were to come into my life But in so many ways you had always been there Your hair so white more than once people Said that you glowed Your eyes blue gray Soft but piercing. In the spring we’d plant flowers and you quite the digger Would never tire of ‘replanting’ oh the control God blessed Me with that summer On the porch we would swing and sing until my throat would be sore And still Id manage one more Lavender Blue, You Are My Sunshine, Red River Valley I can still hear the wee small voice In the summer under the big maple the front walk Would flood and we’d run back and forth barefooted and splashing Your face, pure joy, your eyes animated, your smile so wide And those cheeks I could tweak them right now Is there any better sound than giggles and splashes Autumn we would take long walks and picnics down in the woods And sit on a fallen tree. We’d find ants and worms and spiders and rescue the most Precious of treasures. Feathers, milkweed fuzz, acorns, so much Bounty for the taking. We’d bring them home and glue them On paper or cardboard or make touch books Winter oh please let’s have snow for winter. Snowmen And snow forts, snow balls and mmmm snow cream. I remember the look on your face at your first bite as If you had just made magic. We read books by the fire, books and more books Then you would touch my lips and ask me to Read one with my mouth, which meant to make Up one just for you. You have been blessed with intelligence You have an uncanny ability to fix things You’ve never seen before Your sense of humor can put me away Until I beg you to stop You have a sense of logic beyond your years You will sit on the floor for hours and build block towers for babies Most importantly my son You have been blessed for an unquenchable thirst for God’s own heart At eighteen our time together will be changing but sitting here I remember the words from a book we used to sing to each other “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be" To Noah

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 6/15/2009 10:39:00 PM
Lovely memories for you and your son. congratulations on placing in the contest. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/15/2009 7:52:00 PM
Hello my friend....this poem once again puts tears in my eyes!! Congratulations on placing with this gem in Deborah's contest!! Love, love this...!!!!!
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Date: 3/17/2009 4:23:00 PM
sweet very sweet. john
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Date: 3/14/2009 6:36:00 AM
Like your title....This one is a whole day at the beach of affection. Love, daver
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Date: 3/13/2009 10:20:00 PM
Dear Laurie, Dilly-Dilly Will you be my Queen? My only Sunshine You make me Happy-Come and sit by my side if YOU LOVE ME And NOAH Sings "I' love you forever--- YOU nave a wonderful Son GREAT TRIBUTE ALWAYS...HG
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Date: 3/13/2009 1:16:00 PM
In my poem, True Love, I am the girl. For my age, people say that I'm a very good writer. Thank you for the compliment.
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Date: 3/13/2009 8:45:00 AM
I fell into the sweet cadence of this wonderful poem! very, very, well done! omygoshhhh!!!! Jim
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Date: 3/13/2009 3:47:00 AM
Laurie, what a beautiful poem which provoked childhood memories so vividly for me. Wonderful tribute to Noah. Thanks for your comment on my recent poem as well. Randy
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Date: 3/13/2009 1:03:00 AM
A heartfelt write Laurie,nice work.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments
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Date: 3/12/2009 9:21:00 PM
You shoot straight from the heart, and you never miss. You are such a talented lady. Blessings, Ron
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Date: 3/12/2009 6:31:00 PM
....and through "Your Priceless Hearts" description, he seems to have turned into such a wonderful young man!!?~Smile~And I would venture to say; that his mother~"You" ~have had a great deal to do with this!!!~"So Beautiful Laurie, Within Everyway Dear!!!"~"My Love Forever To 'You & Your Loves,' Always, John!!!":)...."I Loved This!!!"
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Date: 3/12/2009 6:24:00 PM
Wow~You brought a heartful mist to my eyes dear!~"Hello Precious & Gifted Laurie Ginn!!!"~I read this slowly as it was meant to be read....And I could feel "Your Beautiful Soul" within its every word! Smile~What an amazingly warm and beautiful writes this is! Filled with wonderful images as a walk, through love laced moments with Your Son within Your life....And I love his name~"Noah"~....cont....
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Date: 3/12/2009 4:23:00 PM
Oh no...oh no..oh comes my heart into my eyes, and out onto the floor, at my dear, this is amazingly beautiful and so so so so so sad. perfectly sad. i am a mama to 4 boys, 13, 9, 7, and 1...and there are no words for that kind of love, but...the feeling of this is universal and all there is. amazing, love, me
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Date: 3/12/2009 10:30:00 AM
Beautifully touching poem Laurie ... a mothers love sings through your words with un-faded memories... lucky Noah... lucky you
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Date: 3/12/2009 10:10:00 AM
There so many things to love aout this beautiful tribute to your son. Your love for him shines in every line. Your tender memories and your imagery are woven together perfectly. No matter how old they get they are always our babies. The songs are ones that I sung with my family and are among the nicest of my own memories with my parents and my daughter! Excellent piece! ove, Robin
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Date: 3/12/2009 6:43:00 AM
PS. You are my Sunshine...Lavender Blue....Red River Valley.....oh my touched a chord with each one you named.......are we related ...??
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Date: 3/12/2009 6:37:00 AM
No poem could touch me deeper, my dear Ms Ginn,this is the most beautiful thing I've read of yours..into my favorites, but also printing it to keep in my nightstand drawer where I keep handmade valentines, Mom's notes, poems from my children on Mother's day.This is a treasure, Laurie.I am so touched reading joking this time..pure beauty..the love that pours forth. You wrote what's in my heart too,.I feel almost as if I had written it about my own..but mine wouldn't have been so beautiful.
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Date: 3/12/2009 6:30:00 AM
No, nothing more precious than our children, and memories of giggles and splashes and everything you so beautifully capture here. My son is 21, and my 26 year old daughter is expecting my first grandchild October 1st. So my dear, I am looking forward to a whole new experience of giggles and splashes, if God permits. Such a beauty of a dedication. Love, Shar
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Date: 3/12/2009 5:58:00 AM
stop begging... I'm kidding Shoe-shine -- covered alot of ground with this write-- well penned
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Date: 3/12/2009 5:17:00 AM
You have melted me with this incredible piece of writing.. this is the best youhave written and you have done some nice poetry..simply the various seasons and the activities that came along for the ride.. just wonderful Laurie...this will reside in my faves for a while..thank you.
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Date: 3/12/2009 5:16:00 AM
wow.. Laurie! i love yours write but this my FAVOURITE!.. 'oh the control God blessed Me...' this is so beautiful... each line expresses your love from Noah so well... with the seasons you brought a whole package together! well done... and love the way you ended... perfect writing!! BRAVO sister... ~ Arany
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