I’d like to talk to you today
About me Family and the way
They care for me and show me well
I matter to them, and they tell
Me all the time how nice our days,
Together, are, in many ways!
I tell them, too, how much they mean
To me and how our fields of green
Are so much more a home to me
Because they’re always there to see!
Me Family is where I come from.
God gave me to me Dad and Mum.
We’re part of the O’Keley Clan…
The name for each woman and man.
I’ve cousins, aunts, and uncles, too.
I love to see them! Yes, I do!
We sometimes talk and sometimes play,
But we get our work done each day.
Me Dad and Mum take care of me.
They always try to help me see
What’s good to do…the way to be.
We share the hard times and the good…
By caring as a Family should.
And when I’m happy or I’m sad…
The happy’s great…sad’s not too bad,
Because we help each other out…
In happy times, we dance and shout!
Sometimes we play up in the trees,
And hide where we think no one sees
Sometimes we do play hide ‘n seek.
Whoever’s “It” just must not peek!
So now I’m off to sing and play.
My work is all done for today.
I hope it is the same for you,
And that your skies are very blue!
Please read out loud so you can feel
Some extra joy that’s very real…
That comes from speaking with some fun
When reading to or with someone.
But even when you’re on your own…
It makes it seem you’re not alone!
I am so glad we talked today.
God bless you is what I do say! (See Footnote #16)