I'll shade him from the heat till he can bearTo lean in joy upon our Father's knee;And then I'll stand and stroke his silver hair,And be like him and he will then love me.
"How much do babies cost?" said he the other night upon my knee. And then I said: "They cost a lot. A lot of watching by a cot. A lot of sleepless hours and care. A lot of heart-ache and despair. A lot of fear and trying dread, and sometimes many tears are shed in payment for our babies small, but every one is worth it all.edgar guest