From the rising of the sun to its going down
the Lord's name is to be praised!



Tuesday, November 27, 2007







Thing One and Thing Two... Inspiration

Thing One and Thing Two
Always know what to do!
They are busy, so busy,
They make their Mom dizzy.

In the wee morning hours they hop out of bed,
And what should they land on but their own mother’s head.
She moans and she groans but it’s not from the pain.
Oh no, it's not from the pain!

It’s from the sheer wonder at what they will do!
When it’s only begun it sounds like a zoo.
They jump up and down and beg to go walking
They scatter their toys and never stop talking!

And just when you think that they couldn’t do more,
They beg for the box that you got from the store.
It once held diapers but now holds delight.
They enter the opening and are then out of sight.

Who knew that garbage could be a toy!
Leave it to children to find such a joy.
For kids who have all, will never expand,
The horizon of exploring a simple box at hand.

There is contentment in simple things,
And little ones will shout with the fun that life brings.
So parent’s take heart when the dawn starts glowing,
Thing One and Thing Two’s laughter will start flowing.

Be sure not to stop it, no let it resound,
For that is the reason God makes us abound.
Rejoice in the Lord always is the decree
Our children don’t hesitate so why should we?


Mel VanDyk





Thing Three...is catching on quickly!

11 comments:

sandra said...

awesome poem mel! did you write it? love the pictures too! they're such cutie's! :o)

Jannyne said...

Cute poem Mel! You must be reading Dr. Seuss books to your kids :0)

Jannyne said...

What is Esme eating?

Mel said...

She's eating marker! Yuck...non-toxic and washable.

Laura VMS said...

That is super cute! Defintiely a great perspective on the whole situation! You write very well!

chris said...

Wow Mel, I never knew you had such a talent. Great poetry.

Ruth & Jason said...

wow!!your children are growing so fast! It's neat to be able to stay in touch through blogs, or your kids would be teenie-boppers before i know it. hehe. take care

Household of Faith said...

That is a nice poem Mel! You are talented. Looks like your kids were having lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

a great laugh for the day! Can't wait to show papa when he gets home. Blue baby has morphed into green baby! That's the spirit Mel... keep it up!
Nana

Taunya said...

that is cool - what a neat poem!
I love Ezzie....just want to hug her with that smirk!

Doug and Melissa said...

Wow Mel! I have read this before but didn't comment. When I read it again I had to comment! That is a great poem!! Your talent always amazes me=0)