In LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, Jane Austen wrote this: “The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”
It’s true, isn’t it, Mom? One glance, and you can lose your heart.
I’m going to share the poem you wrote in 1990 and show our readers just how true love at first glance was in your experience.
“SHOPPING MALL ROMANCE” ~by Mary Shepherd
Surrounded by parcels I sat there,
On a bench in the shopping park mall.
I had finished my Christmas shopping
And in exhaustion feared I might fall.
I could see him coming toward me;
His eyes sought mine all the while.
I tenderly watched his quick footsteps.
He held out his arms with a smile.
I glanced at the pretty young lady
Who possessively grabbed for his hand.
Did she know what a treasure she held there?
The greatest in all our fair land.
He fell on my lap and clung to me.
I patted his plump-diapered rear:
A seventy-two-year-old grandma,
And a fifteen-month toddler so dear.
I love this poem, Mom. Every child is precious to you, and each one makes you fall in love. What a wonderful, creative way to live!
In her book, THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION, author Brene Brown says there is no such thing as “creative and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.”
Thanks, Mom, for a lifetime of using your creativity. Love, Marylin