Her face has seen six decades
with freckles in the first ten years
that life eventually covered.
Those teen years survived the popping of zits
and make-up, and dripping of “Dippity-Do.”
Motherhood years brought a broken nose,
falling on a snowy concrete step,
but she saved that tummy full of baby.
The next decade of her children’s teen years
brought worries and demands and a few gray hairs.
The grandma stage has a slower pace
it wears smiles — and other looks if needed —
through storytelling, and lesson sharing.
They just love to hear what Mom or Dad did
that made Grandma smile or laugh or give them trouble.
by Nancy Ann Smith