By Maggie O’Neill
Photography by Kelly Taylor
I want to freeze this moment in time
And keep you from all cares.
Your footprints in the sand are small
As you race with the ocean, waves and gulls,
With nothing to weigh your spirit down.
Run little one run, run happy and free.
Touch a cloud, find a shell and laugh with the wind.
For I catch my breath at the swiftness of time
As I see in your lengthening shadow
The man you will become.
Always hold the beauty of the sky in your eyes,
And the magic of the sea in your heart.
And I will hold tight to the joy of you,
The blessed innocence of your smile
At this moment in time.