Reflections of a Granddad
While trav'lin' through this life I've seen a lot of wondrous things
Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls and wild geese on the wing
Been from Canada to Mexico and East to West Coast too;
Seen lofty snow-capped mountain peaks, and the rainbow's brilliant hue.

I've seen a lot and done a lot, through good and bad times too
And if I had it to do over, ain't much changin' that I'd do
But of all the things I've seen and done, what makes my heart most glad
Are two little words from two little girls, when they say, "Hello, Granddad!"

Just tiny babies yesterday, they're now past two and five
And when they happen by our place, this old house comes alive!
One's eyes are deepest chocolate brown, the other's eyes are blue
And you never saw such energy from girls just five and two.

They both have golden yellow hair that glistens in the sun
And little legs that never tire; they're always on the run
Play with their dolls, their building blocks, get out their story books
Watch TV just a little while, and help their Grandmom cook.

It's amazin' to watch and listen, to all they do and say
And how a too short visit can so brighten up the day.
But of all the things they say and do, what makes my heart most glad;
Are two little words from two little girls, when they say, "Hello, Granddad!"

"Reflections of a Granddad" 1993 Ray Owens