Sunday, April 15, 2012

Five Years Later

It's Sunday morning, April 15, 2012.  Yesterday, I was secretly thinking, and had a day of secret tears and memories of  not only my dad, ..... but my mom too.  I can't express what I feel for my mom and what she has meant to me.  She has been a source of strength, to not only me but my sisters as well.  I think she has been strongest of all of us this past five years in so many ways.  I felt a need to be with her and my sisters yesterday, I'm not sure why I didn't call them all up and say, 'let's spend some time together', but I didn't. So now it is 'today' and 2 a.m. in the morning.  I'm still thinking and remembering.  

This picture is one Clydene posted on her blog a while back.  I am pretty sure she enhanced it in her photo program to make it crisper, if you will.  It seems I remember this very day when mom took this picture of dad and his four girls.  I believe our dog's name was "Queenie".  Dad always had a dog it seems.  This one was so pretty and looked alot like "Lassie" from the old television series.

In Memory Of
My Daddy
By: Janette Spencer Sprankle
April 15, 2012

My Daddy was as sweet as can be
He’d hold my hand while walking with me.

My daddy and me had the widow’s peak
Sometimes he’d give me a kiss on my cheek.

He wore his glasses, and I did too!
Our eyes were both the color of blue.

I'd run to meet him at the top of the lane
He worked all day and didn’t complain.

Sister and I would play his songs
He’d tap his feet and sing along.

My daddy would take us for Sunday rides
With the girls in back and mom at his side.

Around his fingers he’d twirl our hair
As we sat on the floor in front of his chair.

Some of his favorites were some of mine
Like tomatoes and melons fresh off the vine.

These are things I remember real well
There’s a lot more memories I’d like to tell.

These were those of my childhood
I will never forget them, I never could.

Forever in my heart, I love you Dad!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Poem For Cheryl On The Retirement Of Her Daycare

God Knew You Would
A Poem for Cheryl by Janette
April 2012

When God sent you to this earth
He had something on his mind,
It would take a special person
Who would show their love and be kind.

It was twenty-four years ago
God said, “It’s now the time for you,
To be a caregiver for the little ones,
This is what I brought you here to do”.

You did just that and that is why
It was you the parents chose,
To help nurture and love their children
To help them grow and grow.

You held the smallest of little hands
And guided them along the way,
You gave many hugs and showed you cared
You went outside with them to play.

You comforted them and pampered them
And rocked them in your arms.
You showed them they could trust in you
You wooed them with your charms.

You’ve dried the tears of many a child
You encouraged and reassured them no doubt,
You taught to them the many lessons
You showed them what life was all about.

You gave every child the tools they needed
To go and explore what all they could do,
Some are grown now with careers of their own
They may not have done it if it weren’t for you.

In 1988 you founded this business of “Love”
You never once said, “I cannot”.
And although it is time to say ‘good-bye’
Never forget
it will always be,…..your “Care-A-Lot”