Gazing on at my children
side by side with their grandparents,
how they have grown
in stature, intelligence and wit.
If they should turn around
they would see the pride
encompassing me as a glowing aura
radiating out warmth and happiness.
I hide a tear and hold my breath
to retain this precious moment
as the next one will see it gone,
but of course not forgotten.
A memory to cherish forever more.