There is a feeling that I like best
When I come into the kitchen of my nest
And Reid is making a model
Or painting some trees or a flower
And Lance is rearranging the wires
On one of his ‘lectronic devices
To give a new gadget more power
Or maybe they’re laughing with Lucy
Or Gilligan or Elizabeth Montgomery
Or thrilling o’er one of Lassie’s adventures.
And I am making them Ovaltine
And hot oatmeal if it’s morning,
A grilled cheese sandwich or a crisp green salad
And I feel them waiting with quiet love.
© 1976 Annette L. Strang-Walley. All rights reserved. (Redlands, CA, January 1976)