Troutbirder II

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sunrise Sunset

Is this the little
girl I carried,
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember
growing older,
When did they?
When did she get to
be a beauty,
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday
when they were small?
Sunrise, sunset , Sunrise,sunset,
Swiftly flow the days.
Seedlings turn
overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze.
Sunrise, sunset, Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years,
One season following another,
Laiden with happiness and tears.


  1. Did you write that poem? It's really lovely and made me smile as I looked at the pictures...

  2. Yes, time passes...but how proud you can be when the job is done and there is a fine young person ready to tackle life.
    Beautiful post!

  3. Mazel Tov! You nailed it, and now I'll have that song going through my head all day (which is fine, I like it). Fine looking boys.

  4. What a wonderful post and a lovely family. You nearly brought tears to my eyes. If you remember, I lost amy "Great Nephew" Cole (meaning he was my Nephew's son) last September. It's very hard to believe it's almost a year. I'll be posting about him on August 29th. He should have been 20 years old on that day. Breaks my heart. Sunrise....Sunset.

  5. i went back a few posts as i remembered you saying you had lost one of your sons. i can only imagine the bittersweet memories you have.

    and i remember that song from a musical my sister liked.

  6. Very nice to always have good memories of family.

  7. Perfect song to go with the photos!

  8. Mrs T and you had some handsome young men..she looks so proud! Hang onto the good memories my should go to Arizona and love on those Grands a bit:)

  9. And the memories live on in our hearts no matter what. Hugs to you friend.

  10. My sentiments exactly. Such a poignant post. A lovely family too.

  11. The passage of time is bittersweet in some ways. My daughter-in-law's father sang this song at my son's wedding. I've always loved the tune and the lyrics.

  12. This post is just beautiful even as it is also heartbreaking. I have always loved that song, but you have added special meaning with this post. The sunset was not supposed to happen to the ones we saw at their sunrise.

    Your sons are handsome and tall. I'm thankful that as the seasons follow one after the other you have happiness to balance out the tears.

  13. I can never hear that sung that it doesn't make me cry. The years have just flown by.
    Nice looking family, by the way.

  14. Sunrise, sunset. That's a beautiful song and I hadn't thought of it for ages. So appropriate... and how time does pass.

    We were with our "kids" last week... a wonderful time. But, as I watched them and look at friends of theirs here, it occurs to me that - yes- time passes. They're now the young adults that we used to be.

    Thoughtful post. :-) Hope you're doing well.

  15. Kia ora TB,
    Ataahua! I certainly felt a sense of your photos and words on my recent trip home to Wisconsin. Melancholic beauty indeed. Hope you are well.

  16. A lovely tribute to your awesome family -- hugs.

  17. Thank you for sharing your family. Life can be so unexpectedly short. I'm glad you and Mrs. T have so many memories. ((hugs))

  18. Whatta poignant poem accompanied by beauty-full illustrations.

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    Kia Sunrise