Fun and Funny and you love the Water
But now you are growing up and we couldn't be prouder
So, with our poem we will shout our kudos louder…
The Summer of your 20th year,
You’ve done great work with your career.
A rare internship, A U.S. Presidential award,
Exceptional Volunteering as you go toward...
Your goal as a Childlife Specialist.
They’ve discovered what we already know…
As You drive to and fro...
that your work with kids is the specialest.
You are helping cancer kids and all their healthy siblin’s
While you’re guarding safe and teaching little Snublins
You are adulting well
But you don’t let your head swell
You’re Great with Kids,
And now no skids...
As you are learning to drive a stick
You are not making the wheels slick!
You are out of the Beemer and into the Dink
They both look okay from far away,
but at the end of the day,
up close they can kinda stink.
The best part is… You are driving aware
and learning to stay calm and share…
Inside and out you are so pretty
And you are learning to stay that way when life gets gritty
You are learning to be in charge of your own emotion
Whereas before you did whatever you got the notion.
You are still learning to get your clothes off the floor and your cups to the sink…
We know an otter can clean the clothes they wear and the bottles they drink.
You have learned to breathe in and out calmly when you want to freak
And you’re learning to tame your tongue when you really want to speak.
We’re still trying to figure what’s happening in your head,
Especially when your sister’s trying you make you give up meat and bread...
A little overscheduled, so cut yourself some slack
Love yourself more and don’t over stack
You need some margin, so schedule it in
Take care of yourself, it's not a sin.
Keep on loving Jesus, He’s taking you to some great places
He loves you well so you can smile to little troubled faces!
Annabelle we are so proud of you,
We love you so much... even the times when your life is like a zoo
“We love you no matter what!” is what we do
We know God is accomplishing His great plans for you…
So, love yourself well
Stay away from Taco Bell
Just because it has part of your name
It will kill you just the same.
Enjoy the kids and love them well
Let them keep breathing when jokes you tell
Don’t let them pull out their picc line
When you bring them sunshine…
We think its cool
That God lets you sit at a pool
When you are not coming alongside
The hurting kids at Nationwide.
Our poem is over, but we’re not kidding
We are proud of you for all of your work and not skidding…
Jesus loves you and so do we
Let His love shine for all to see...