So, for your enjoyment –
And another from Nancy Hanks Baird (Kara’s mother), Utah Poet of the Year (1996).I’ve been thinking lately about the healing presence of children. The way they comfort and renew us. Nancy calls them “menders of the breach.” Her poem is also rich with contrast, but much more personal and tender.
Tell me what you think over there, or here. You will love Nancy’s poem.
The scriptures are clear in their declaration that children are sacred to the Lord. He protected them, nurtured them, blessed and gathered them near him. When a group of parents brought their children to Jesus, the apostles turned them away because they thought children, who were already pure, didn’t need the Savior’s healing touch. This displeased the Lord (Mark 10:14), and he called them back, “Let the little children come unto me.”
Our children need us. But the truth is, we need them too.