Gloating Grandparent

I am a doting and gloating grandparent,

Having fourteen of those precious things.

They're worth far more, to this old man

Than silver, or gold, or diamond rings.

A couple are old enough to be parents,

IF they could find the right mate.

But some are so tiny and young

They haven't learned to appreciate.

But, whether older or whether younger,

My lot is to help them all that I can.

I want each girl to become a lady

And each of the boys to become a man.

But, most of all, what I want each to be,

Is a christian, with a heart true as gold

For, if they are while they are still young,

They will live for HIM as they grow old.

L. B. Strawn

October 19, 1995