#acorninthesnow

ACORN IN THE SNOW

I saw it as I walked one day…an acorn in the snow

and I stopped for a moment to wonder…what makes this acorn grow?

 

What makes this little tiny seed…barely bigger than a pea…

what makes this little acorn transform into a tree?

 

Certainly it must be planted with care…for it’s roots need to take hold 

If it’s ever to withstand the summer heat and endure the winter cold.

 

And an acorn needs to be cared for…of this I have no doubt 

It needs love…it needs to be nurtured…if it’s ever going to sprout.

 

And once it peeks out of the ground…once it’s leaves begin to show

that little tiny acorn…needs a lot of room to grow.

 

And it will always need nature’s protection as it’s life ebbs and flows

it will always need her patience and her caring…no matter how tall it grows.

 

As I saw that little acorn…and fancied it a full grown tree

standing in it’s imaginary shade…this thought occurred to me

 

Every child…every baby…is like that acorn in the snow.

They need what every acorn needs if they ever are to grow.

 

As parents we must understand…how tall our children grow

 

depends on how we care for them…when they are but acorns in the snow.



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