The sky was clear, the sun was warm,
his excited friends came to see
the little boy born five years ago
who made his family three.
His mother had held him with one arm
in a ball against her chest,
she marveled at the quickness of time,
her ‘baby,’ a boy full of zest.
His daddy was eager for this moment,
his son now interested in these
relics of his own childhood
chocked-full of memories.
The air was full of laughter,
children in boisterous play,
sword fighting, ice cream, and plenty of cake
all made for the perfect day.
But for his parents this day was for giving
thanks to God up above
for with this child born five years ago
they learned the true meaning of love.
Happy Birthday, Caleb! We are so proud of you–your compassionate heart, your thirst for knowledge, and your infectious laugh. You make our hearts smile!
6 thoughts on “Light Sabers and Smiles: A Poem for My Son On His Fifth Birthday”
Great post and pics – great party!! 🙂
This is wonderful and beautiful. Your children will have great memories from your writings and photographs.
Super cute…the poem was sensitive. The costumes were a hit. I am glad to see them after reading about them before. It looks like the party was a smash!
Thank you! I'm definitely glad I was able to finish. They made for a great party favor for the kids.
Love!! Awesome robes…all done (yay!)! It looks like a kid's dream party! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer.
Yes, I breathed a huge sigh of relief when everything was made! The kids had a lot of fun (and I did, too). 🙂