Fairies Landing

“How far and wide the fairies fly/ On bright and golden wings/ But when they settle down to sleep/ A gentle song they sing.”

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I am an aunt…not just to four kids, but four magical little fairy children who grace this world and make it a place of further awe and wonder. They are the pride of their parents and a blessing to any path where their little feet tread. In the early summer, as the heat intensified, I got to play their little fairy games along with them. Anna in one arm and Abby in the other, five year old Nicholas ran after us and poor baby Josh watched on in bewilderment, our screams and laughter lost in the afternoon breezes. We hid in thinly veiled bushes of greenery, in the cool garage by Grandpa’s landscaping equipment, and were shoved into jail every once and a while by our cruel young capture. As the little girls clung to me, their soft cheeks flushed with excitement, and Nicky told me at games end, “I love you Auntie Susanna”, his arms encircling me tightly, I basked in the glow of their affections. Then they ran off again to spin the threads of youth and as I sat in the soft grass, rather weary, with Josh close by babbling contentedly, I was thankful that God had given me wings that day, if only for a while, to play as the fairies do and receive a glimpse of heaven. “Fairies gleaming/ Sunlight streaming/ Brightly through their hair/ Faces glowing/ Gently blowing/ Sparkles in the air/ Gaily dancing/ Weightless prancing/ Tiny feet so bare/ Softly flitting/ Lightly sitting/ All without a care.”

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8 Responses to Fairies Landing

  1. Anonymous says:

    awww…somehow there is just nothing like the feeling you get when a little kid says I love you. It makes me feel so so special :-) anyway, sounds like you had fun~Steph~

  2. Susanna Rose says:

    Thanks Steph! It was fun…an awesome day!

  3. Rick says:

    As I remember this day, I believe we were shoved into jail more than once or twice, haha, I think it was “unceasingly shoved into jail” =)

  4. Tim Challies says:

    Great post, sister! :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Susanna — I love the poem at the end — you captured an essence of lille kids. Again, good reading.

  6. Susanna Rose says:

    Anonymous, expose your identity!!!!(: I’m very curious as to who my small audience is!!! Thanks for the comment!

  7. bchallies says:

    Thanks for sharing your memory, Hon.

  8. jana says:

    So true. I love the moments I get to share with my neices and nephews and I know just how you feel. When I am given wings, it is always a special day!

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