Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,
it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
--- Matthew 7:1-3 King James Version
Of Sons and daughters the saying goes;
Your daughter/my sister everyone knows;
A daughter is a daughter the rest of your life.
Her parents take to heart but let it flow.
There are ups and downs;
There are errors and omissions;
There are slips and slides;
And acts of contrition.
Rebel without a cause;
Skipping school - to protest the war;
St. Patrick’s Day, opening baseball season;
You are absent - Pick a reason.
Don’t know much about cosmetology;
Don’t know much about biology;
But you do know that I love you;
What a wonderful world this can be.
You were in a hurry to get out of the house;
In no-time at all you found a spouse.
Rocky top hiatus and you are a mom.
Four high schools later - get the degree, skip the prom.
You landed on Mars – the place was pink;
The carpet should be green you think.
So let it be …charge!
Nothing stoppin’ you from living large.
Growing family needs to move;
Tires, baseball and floors to wax, two boys to feed;
It takes a village - you are in a groove;
Yet something is amiss - you have a need.
You just want a change of venue;
You landed husband number 2.
Welder warrior and you are in the dung.
Some songs cannot be unsung.
But you got away from that;
Presto change-o in no time flat;
Daddy’s girl was gold coast bound;
Soon enough a soul mate is found.
You work nights leaving him free;
To explore the neighbor in apartment #203.
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted;
We know you will again rise from the ashes.
You emerge stronger, better, fine;
On your own and calling the shots.
You and your show dog marking time;
Living and learning - lots and lots.