I thought I might add some background to my blogs. Oh tender child was written for Chase, the son of my dear friend Jennifer. Jennifer worked as my para for a year and a half in my autism classroom. Miss Jennifer became my very dear friend and much like a daughter. I was very excited that she was going to have a baby and added this poem to my gifts to her at her shower.
Emerging butterfly was written for my daugher, Em. It asks the questions many of us ask as parents. As we sit back and watch our children grow, sometimes it is so difficult to let them make their own mistakes. And yet if we try to overly protect them, they struggle. And we just have to wait until their beauty finds its way into the world.