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all grown up
by Cynth'ya Lewis
Friday, December 24, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My three "babies" (left-right). Photo taken outside of Fairlawn Church of Christ building, Muncie IN:

Roger (21), Crystal (27) and Kenny Jay (23). Goodness, how time flies.

wasn't really that long
in the past
when i nurs'd you
bathed your pudgy bodies
afresh and alas
wean'd you patiently
from breast to bottle
to sippy cup, then
as you discover'd,
your favorite,
breakable, irreplaceable

wasn't really that long
in the past
when you begg'd to
ride "the horsey"
on the merry-go-round
and you clench'd the pole
so tight smiling ever
so bright when
it whirl'd you around
and went really really fast

and then the time came
when you drove us crazy
wondering where you'd been
as the sun turn'd
evening-hazy then
there was the time
you want'd to be grown,
we'd set those cautious curfews
that all of you bemoan'd

and then the time came
when you graduated from first
grade K, then 6 then 12,
and you went on your way,
your direction was yours
since you wouldn't hear a word
i had to say. . . you were grown,
and many a time afterwards, as your
mother, your choices i too,
at times, bemoan'd. . .

I cried like a baby every time
you were caught in a fix,
but you always remember'd
to watch out for tricks that
might cause you to fall, tricks
that lead youth astray. . .
but from Bible school teaching
you remember'd The True Way

so now at this Yuletide that
signals year's end, i'm so
happy to know I'm both Mom,
and your friend.

God bless you, my big ol' grown babies!
I love you,

© 2004 cynth'ya lewis reed
All rights reserved.

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/27/2004

what beautiful children you have! i can tell you're proud of them--you should be :)

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.

a magnificent tribute to them--give them all (((HUGS))) from me :)
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 12/27/2004
Time certainly does fly. It truly seems like only yesterday when mine were born. Now the third grandkid is on the way and I'm only 41! Oh, the memories! Great write, Cynth'ya.
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 12/25/2004
This is beautiful.
Your're right about how time flies - but never forget how blessed you are.
Your children are just great.
Reviewed by Michael Charles Messineo 12/25/2004
Cynth'ya, Beautiful family from a woman who has written beautiful words. Good Job on all counts!!!!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/24/2004
A fine looking bunch!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/24/2004
a wonderful write, bringing back memories to mothers everywhere. You have a handsome group of grown up children, and a proud mama you are. Merry Christmas to you and yours

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/24/2004
A loving tribute from a loving mom. I have three as well, Cynth'ya (two girls and one boy). The oldest is Crystal (23), then there is JoŽlle (22) and finally, the baby, Marc (20). Life is full of coincidences. Best wishes of love, peace and happiness to you. Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/24/2004
How proud you must be Cynth'ya! And deservedly so!;-)
Your children are beautiful! May you all share a joyous and blessed Christmas! Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 12/24/2004
This is a fine looking family any mother should be proud of. Congratulations on having raised them to adulthood.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/24/2004
Kenny a doctor?

Funny how mothers never forget things, sometimes unfortunately.

Or is that just women?

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