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Grandma's Hands
by Danette Kettwich
05/23/13
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Grandma's Hands
by Danette Kettwich

Grandma’s hands map a journey,
From hope to days of strife.
They once were young and held
Promise of a fruitful life.

Her hands at one time captured
Fireflies in a Mason jar.
These hands have touched
Lives both near and far.

They have held Grandpa’s hands
Through trials and delight;
Standing by each other
Holding together tight.

Hands now mapped with age
Once held her babies close,
Ruffling up tousled hair
In confident repose.

Through the years these hands
Have worked the hardened soil.
Countless hours were also spent
In sewing’s creative toil.

I have often marveled how
Her hands resemble mine,
I just hope I also carry
A similar legacy in my time.

Hands that have bridged a family
When the times were tough.
Always giving so much
A little was not enough!

They taught us of respect,
Inspired each of us to shine;
Given for us to hold on to
Created by God’s design.

Clasped around little hands
Teaching how to love and pray
Grandma's hands so precious
Helping to guide the way.

Hands that did so much
Even now will not be stilled;
For within each of our hands
We pass on the love instilled.


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