A granddaughter’s joy and smile! (Photo by: Ona Adams)
“For My Granddaughter: A Slingshot of Joy”
I just watched a 12 second video clip
of you racing across the living room
and hurling yourself into your mother’s
outstretched arms, all in slow motion.
The video seemed to catch the
moment of ecstatic surprise
when you realized that your wait
was finally over…
You had been denied hugs,
kisses, and snuggles for ten days –
it must have seemed like
an eternity to a four year-old.
But when your mom tested
negative for the virus,
you were given the go-ahead
and you became a slingshot of joy.
I hope you will remember this moment forever.
But even if you don’t I have no doubt
it will be etched into the mind’s deep circuitry
and reman a hidden beacon of hope
and affirmation of all that’s possible and good
in the years to come.