Today I am free, body and mind,
I can finally see
What I've been struggling to find.
Unconscious of a life slipping away
But you should be proud to know
I've learnt a lot along the way.
Before I even saw a light,
My loved ones were there.
You taught me how to fight.
I travelled the country, a lot of great spots
Maybe now ill go back and see
Beyond the hospital parking-lots.
I have had my fits; I've kept you on your toes,
About breakfasts, lunches dinners...
Well, you know how it goes.
But without a flinch or a second thought
You picked me up,
When it was loving that I sought.
You've made me laugh and pulled my leg
No, it wasn't a joke
When I mothered an egg!
The Woodstone table, where we spent our days
Laughing'til we cried,
Learning of the elephant and ostrich ways.
These were the times, like it or not,
That I will treasure the most
I'll miss the wiggles and giggles a lot.
Never short on hugs, laughter or love.
Yes, I'm truly sure,
You were sent to me from above.
We were the first 10 to ever know
The amazing Woodstone Family,
That helped us learn and grow.
But now it's my turn to say farewell
I leave here with many memories
That are mine to keep, and never re-tell.
But wherever each of our roads will lead,
Always remember this place,
As where you planted that first seed!