The children we have so loved
Have grown up to be good,
Better even than I let myself
Hope that they could or would.
If I never have a new adventure,
I'm ready to enjoy the afterglow.
Come sit by me and tell me
What you did and what you know.
Don't forget to include
All the fun we used to share,
Back in your younger days;
There's so much fun back there.
There is so much of my young life
I have no one with whom to remember,
But I would like to savor your joys
Until we've burned out every ember.
Nothing gives me greater joy
Than seeing your happiness today.
This is what I hoped for
And, for what, I still do pray.
When you come back from vacation,
Let's plan a show and tell.
This way I can feel that
I was on your vacation, as well.