Twenty-one years of hands to work. Twenty-one of the same; the hidden and the glorious. Hidden work inside walls decked with beloved faces, grazing past brave works of art reaching for milk or cheese. Blessed years learning to patiently speak or not to speak at all, learning to respect the unspoken words, and reassure with special "glances".
Twenty-one watching, awestruck gazing--offspring amazing, racing heart beating out love rhythms. Twenty-one years watching new eyes unfolding his world of wonder.
Twenty-one years of gardening, washing, teaching, learning, bandaging, scolding, praising, buying, creating, repenting, cooking, budgeting, hosting, laughing, and crying. Twenty-one years of the same; twenty-one of loving.
Years being all full and emptying all out. Years; cherished, unblemished, hands open, heart throbbing to be all of this.
Twenty-one years looking into grey-blue eyes of glass; trusting eyes, laughing eyes, innocent.
Growing, learning, searching eyes, questioning, finding. Grey-blue eyes like glass, deep as cool well waters, eyes exquisite reflecting heart and reflecting soul. Twenty-one years adoring.
Twenty-one years thankful, and twenty-one blessed.
Happiest 21st birthday Josiah Tyler Drain
When a child is born, so is a mother.