Blonde-haired, Blue-eyed Adventures

Blonde-haired, Blue-eyed Adventures

From March 1999 to July 2001, I wrote a series of stories for my daughter. They were eight short tales of the adventures of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl, each written after the adventure and shared with her. The last was written after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, shortly before her ninth birthday.

For years, I’ve wanted to collect them into a book, and I finally sat down and did that last month. A photo/sketch accompanies each story, and the book closes with a bedtime poem that I wrote following her diagnosis. The photo on the front cover is of Alyssa at her first Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “Walk to Cure Diabetes,” in 2002. I even managed to finish it before her wedding, which is in two weeks. I gave it to her this month for her birthday, and she loves it. And, I’m a happy dad.

I’ll show that book to you in installments, starting with the poem that opens it, written at the time of the adventures.

Alyssa

Summer stars, softly shimmering
in a veil of light about your hair.

Pools of vibrant blue masquerading as eyes,
sparkling with a hint of mischief.

Smile broad, with corners creased,
flashing a warmth to melt a heart.

These form a picture in my mind,
keeping me with you always.

~~~~~

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Spud
The Tiny Princess
Blue and Blonde Sprinkles
Jenny Comes Home from School
Smiles in the Pumpkin Patch
The Happiest of Birthdays
The Blonde-haired, Blue-eyed Starfish
The New Blonde-haired, Blue-eyed Girl
~~~
Sweet Dreams

Ken Gierke

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