Sunday, August 21, 2011
Bed Rest: Day 107 (I Will Teach You)
Having a lot of time sitting in my hospital bed, I have enjoyed looking back through our blog and seeing how our lives have changed in the past few years. As I was searching through the posts, I came across this poem that Eli had written before the twins were born. He never posted it. Not sure why. But with his permission, I am posting it now. This shows exactly who he is as a father, and just how much he loves his children, and the ones that will be arriving shortly. Our family is blessed to have him.
I Will Teach You
I cannot teach you how to invest
how to sew
or how to dress.
I cannot teach you racquetball
i cannot teach you
much at all.
But this I can and will teach you
to say your prayers
like your mother and I do.
I'll teach you how to find the best
and forget the rest.
I promise you'll learn how to read
the books of God
and how to lead.
I'll teach you to think of virtuous things
and care not for
the temporal things.
I'll share with you the love of Christ
and a hundred kisses
where one would have sufficed.
But most of all I'll live for you
and die for you
if I had to.
And when I'm old and have become forgetful
that I was grateful.
To be your Dad, pillow, and friend
now remember all
you were taught, til' the end.
PS. I just noticed the date Eli wrote this. It was exactly 3 years ago today. How appropriate!