Snuggles and hugs, freely given,
Eyes bright with laughter today;
Like apples of gold and of crimson,
I cherish their laughter at play.
Leaves turning colors so vibrant,
Crisp autumn air in these days;
Like pumpkins all shapes and all sizes,
I cherish my munchkins today.
Time passes on – this I notice
As summertime turns into fall;
Do I cherish and notice each moment
Of my youngsters, those short and those tall?
I catch in my mind sweet surprises
To hold in my heart from now on
As the seasons keep moving and changing
My love – ever and always – lives on.