A miniature of perfection,
Spontaneous warmth and affection.
Such delicate sweetness,
Inhibition not her weakness.
Excited. Curious. Playful.
Each expression so delightful.
Always asking, "Why?" "Why?" "Why?"
Sometimes pretending to be shy.
Reading books and singing songs.
Constant chatter all day long.
Lots of hugs and lots of kisses.
Buttons and bows on her dresses.
Ice cream is her favorite treat.
What she hears, she will repeat.
Filled with magic and with wonder.
Barefoot all throughout the summer.
Perhaps I have been beguiled
By this two-year old grandchild.
(c) 1998 Marlene Depler