Life’s Seasons

Acclaim Seasons Clipart

Acclaim Clipart by Rosie Piter – Seasons

As babes in arms

We know not what

Awaits us in adulthood, but

We grow a little every day

Through winter, summer, spring and fall we play

Then we reach those teenage years

Filled with emotion, acne, and hormone tears

Then we think we wanna be

On our own, ‘cuz we don’t see

All the stuff our parents do

Working, shopping, cleaning . . . who knew

But then it happens and we realize that

Being grown-ups wasn’t all-that

We get a job and find a place

To call our home, our little space

But then if we’re lucky, we find someone

To whom our soul speaks, and feel as one

We marry and then raise our own

And tell our parents we didn’t know

How hard it was, cuz we didn’t see

How tough life’s challenges could really be

Then our parents age in place

Amid life’s rolly-polly rat-race

We realize that we need to be

To them what they were to us when we

Were babes in diapers, toddlers, teens

We didn’t appreciate what it took for them to care for our many needs

But as adults, we clearly see,

What they did for us, so we

Now can choose to embrace our role

As their caregiver and child adult grown soul

It’s strange how all those season passed

How life sped by, like a jet plane so fast

So be good to your mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers and sons

And appreciate every season as it comes

By Chaplain Tamar


About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certification February 2015. Proficient Life Coach Certification December 2010.
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