Morning light in the sky
flows through my window.
I hear Mom’s cheerful voice,
encouraging and gentle,
warming my heart
for a new day.
I love the plump, hot sausages
and fresh bread I devour for breakfast.
Then open the books with kind Belinda.
It’s a great adventure.
What secrets of science
shall we unravel today?
What heroes and heroines of history
shall I meet?
They become friends.
I ride, I tumble, I glide
through landscape, gym, and water.
I love to move with gentle friends and coaches,
Stephen, Sargis, and Gabby.
Dancing with Mom is my favorite.
The music weaves a song in my steps.
I’m not striving, nor trying;
it’s free and easy.
The colors in the sky
form a palette of gold,
then soft purple.
Savory smells of garlic, onion, and soysauce
waft through the air
as I walk through the door.
Aimee puts a big plate in front of me,
hot and delicious.
Satisfied, I rest back in my chair.
Then it’s cozy time.
Gliding through moonlit streets,
I wonder who lives in the warmly lit houses,
as Papa takes me on a car ride.
Mom and I type.
We read stories.
King Arthur defeats the Green Knight,
or Beth (“Little Women”) plays the piano
while old Mr. Laurence leaves his study door open
They are also friends and guides
as I pass through this earth.
You, O Lord,
light the way,
sending your angel before me.
With friends surrounding me,
friends from the past behind me,
a bit of soul shining through each story,
may I shine too in my story.
Thank you, dear Jesus,
for giving me a loving, peaceful family,
and plenty of every blessing,
that every day there is lots to learn and do,
(Belinda is Peter’s tutor, Aimee cooks, Stephen takes him biking, Sargis coaches gymnastics, and Gabby is the best swim teacher in the world. We thank the Lord for all of you!)