The Four Friends

Sometimes, life takes us down unusual and unexpected paths.

Hopefully, that path is a long one and the people we meet along the way will travel it with us.

I found this photo today, taken almost 3 years ago.


That led to this…


3 years is a long time down the path of new motherhood and I couldn’t let the occasion go unmarked or unmentioned.

The paths we travel may now be different and not always paved with gold, but the journey we took made me the woman I am today…stronger, wiser and fatter (all those damn muffins) for knowing you. This poem is for you…

The Four Friends by A.A. Milne

Ernest was an elephant, a great big fellow,
Leonard was a lion with a six foot tail,
George was a goat, and his beard was yellow,
And James was a very small snail.

Leonard had a stall, and a great big strong one,
Earnest had a manger, and its walls were thick,
George found a pen, but I think it was the wrong one,
And James sat down on a brick

Earnest started trumpeting, and cracked his manger,
Leonard started roaring, and shivered his stall,
James gave a huffle of a snail in danger
And nobody heard him at all.

Earnest started trumpeting and raised such a rumpus,
Leonard started roaring and trying to kick,
James went on a journey with the goats new compass
And he reached the end of his brick.

Ernest was an elephant and very well intentioned,
Leonard was a lion with a brave new tail,
George was a goat, as I think I have mentioned,
but James was only a snail.

(p.s I’m pretty sure I’m the snail)



3 thoughts on “The Four Friends

  1. So glad I found out you’re a regular blogger hon (sooo slow to catch up!). Just read whole thing start to finish. Have balled my eyes out and laughed a lot and all before 7.30 on a Sunday (new time admittedly)… Seriously it’s beautiful and very real and a brilliant thing to do – a great way to reflect on your feelings and challenges each day and to remember Elijah.

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