Why a Child?

Conceived in a moment of touching and feeling,
Carried through nine months of doubt, worry, and joy,
Born amidst a flurry of emotions and pain;
Some may ask 'Why?'
They do not remember the smile of an infant.
They haven't seen a baby's first steps,
Or heard a baby's first word.
Little compares to the trust a child gives,
Or the pride one feels when a child succeeds at a difficult task.
There is joy as a child learns and grows.
There is love which the child returns.
That is why parent's wake in the night to comfort a child's cries;
Why parent's worry when a child is ill or is hurt;
Why parent's pace when their child is out late and forgot to call;
And why parent's endure heartache, worry, and doubt.
All for the joy from the love of a child.

This text is copywrited by Brad Colver, 1997. It may be duplicated as long as the the copywrite stays with it.

Questions and comments are welcome and may be directed to bradac at alaska dot net