Its late afternoon, shadows stretch across the lawn
The children gather at the back fence
Looking out over the farm
To where the cows munch the last grasses of the day.
My three girls and three boys
Are together on a rare day
Come to celebrate with me
The magic of being family.
Over the forty years of their lives
They remain firm friends
Rejoicing in each other’s company.
Unique and resourceful
Beyond any dreams I had for them
I watch them in that moment of union
Engaged and committed to each other.
Can a parent ask for more?