My How Fast They Have Grown
We were there for the births of all of our grandchildren,
And it seems like a short while ago that we first saw Ben.
I recall seeing him through the window with the nurses,
Looking so handsome back before I wrote these verses.
Luke came next, then Sarah, and finally Zack did then arrive.
Since they were born, they’ve grown a lot being so very alive.
I was looking through old Christmas cards we did receive,
I included in this story poem blog to help me to conceive.
My How Fast They Have Grown
The first Christmas card was just after Zack was born in 2006,
He was a very handsome young man looking so very great,
Luke was just 2 at this time still wearing his very blonde hair,
They were so little about ready for Santa Claus to get there.
On the next Christmas card, Ben was 3 and Sarah was 1 then
In 2007, Sarah was sitting in a nice nativity scene with Ben.
Sarah’s hair was very curly as she investigated the bale of hay,
While Ben checked out the shed that he helped make that day.
The next holiday card from 2007, was with fine old Santa Claus,
Zack was 1 and Luke 3 sitting there in Santa’s lap as he jaws,
Asking them what they want for Christmas that special year,
Luke looks happy but Zack looks like he may soon shed a tear.
In the next card from 2010, Ben had become a real cowboy then,
Sarah gave Ben a hug by a great outdoors lake with a big ole grin.
Sarah was now 3 and Ben was 5 taking care of his special girl.
With a serious concerned look as he holds on to her pretty curls.
In another card from 2010, Luke is now 4 and his hair is brown,
Zack is now 2 with hair so blonde, and is that a smile or frown?,
Zack is holding that sock monkey with his arm raised up so high,
Kind of like that little monkey is trying hard to touch the blue sky.
In 2013, Ben was 9 and Sarah was 7, rolling in the post oak leaves.
I recall that picture as those leaves came off my neighbors trees.
Sarah danced in the fine Nut Cracker Suite performing just great,
And Ben dressed up like Santa Claus with all of his many traits.
Again in 2013, we got a Christmas card with our Luke and Zack.
Luke was 7 and Zack was now 5 both looking real fine on back,
With bright smiling faces and those loving eyes that do shine,
Zack’s blonde hair has grown so long now looking so very fine.
Along about 2014, Zack at 6 and Luke at 8 are with Santa again,
Both looking so happy as he will again fill their lists for a win.
I believe old Santa has lost weight since they both last saw him,
Perhaps, he has been working too hard filling toy lists for them.
In 2016, Ben is now 12 and Sarah is 10, both now looking so fine,
As they stand in front of a giant decorated tree at Christmas time,
Caught in a very warm loving pose holding each other very near,
With a bible verse for a guiding star to keep their way all clear.
Again in 2016, Luke is now 10 and Zack is 8, both looking so tall,
If you look back at the first verse, Zack was then so very small.
They are with Mom and Dad out in the great outdoors they love,
Checking out all the wild things with Frodo, a dog gift from above.
As you have seen herein, our grandchildren have grown so tall,
As the years have flown on by so very fast as we loved them all.
We now have our first teenager as Ben has now turned thirteen,
And they are all so intelligent making us proud of all our dreams.
Thanks for reading My How Fast They Have Grown,