Thursday, October 19, 2006

Just for Smee

This one is for you because you encouraged me to share.
My little brother is getting married in December and my mom and my sisters wanted to carry on the tradition that my Dad started with my mom. He counted down to there wedding with a new gift everyday.It is such a sweet and special memory for my mom that she thought we should do the same thing for this new woman coming into our family. So for the first day we are going to take her to lunch and give her this poem I wrote explaining our thoughts.
So here it is. I have no title but I guess that doesn't realy matter.

A long time ago a man was in love
with a woman who one day would give him a son

So in love was this man that he asked her to be
his one true love for all eternity

And when she said yes he decided that day
to be the best of all men in every possible way

to love and to cherish the girl he was given
to prove himself worthy an angel from heaven

With the day fast approaching to seal them together
he wanted to do something she would remember forever.

Ten gifts did he give, one for each passing day
leading up to the wedding when a sealer would say

This woman is yours take of her the best care
be selfless and gentle, of your love do not share

guide each other through life bring joy every day
and when sorrow does come, together chase it away

Love the gospel and always together you pray
and you two will never be alone in the frey

With these words the man knew happy could he be
with this woman now his for all eternity

From that moment on the woman she too
knew there was nothing for this man that she couldn't do

And of that son that I mentioned before
he grew up and he to fell in love with a girl

So now comes that day that wed he will be
to his one true love, for all eternity

And as happy as all of his family is
We all miss the man who started all this

The one who had, the courage to ask
his one true love to to be up to the task

Of not only a wedding but a life lived together
that no one could know would be lived for forever.

For that man had to go to heaven too soon
And leave a little boy to be raised, the lone son in the room

So this boys sisters and mother carry on the tradition
to welcome you Lauren, our families newest addition

The count down begins, you have ten days to go
till you'll get your own advise for your road

So a gift you will get for each passing day
to remind you, no longer are you alone in the frey