the picture of goodness

(photo from his mother)

this is my oldest grandson
yesterday he left
first scout camp
stirring a stick in fire
dirt caked under nails

his name is Edward
"dear heart" to me
filled with stories
looking for adventure
smelling the woods

this boy is sunshine
his laugh rivals the sweetest bird song
he is growing
his home feels his absence
the troop is blessed he came



Melissa: said…
so sweet. this made me tear up. and yes, his laugh...
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