Taught to surface for life's air,
her mother showed her
it was there.
Darting to a safer place,
she learned from watching mother
So each step in life was taught,
a mother's life true wisdom brought.
Now the child swims on her own
with skills of life so finely honed,
Equipped to share what she's been
with the tiny child of her own.
We likewise pass on to our seed
the truths and virtues that they
to live victorious o're this sod
to grow in grace and walk with God.
By running true the race God gives
our life the proof that Jesus lives.
With our feet upon His path so true
little feet will follow too.
"Train up a child in the way
should go, and when he is old
he shall not depart from it."