Created by my son, Mark, for his wife, Barb . . .
First, the poem:
If you’ll ask any builder what
It takes to raise a wall –
They’ll say, “A firm foundation
Will help them to stand tall.
“Some days the effort seems in vain,
Stones crack, or break, or fall,
Some days it might seem there's been
No progress made at all.
“But nothing great was ever built
Within a single day,
Press on, endure, and what is built
Will never fade away.
“And bit by bit the building grows
From one stone to the next,
And many things might come about
That you did not expect.
“It takes so many years to build
A house of wood and stone,
The daily toil and strife and hurt
Seems worth it when it’s done.
“Though 50 years to build, and then
500 it may stand,
The building is a monument
To the builder’s blessed hand.”
Note: They're not finished yet,
But someday they'll be masterpieces!
Then, the pictures:
|Architect: Barb Tolley|
Structures: Megan: Erected 2003
Kyra: Erected 2005
Jarom: Erected 2009
Leah : Erected 2012