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Additions

​​​​​Additions
Anniversary Number Two 
Would be spent 
With an Addition to the family
Red Door
Books packed safely in a plastic bathtub 
On to Bigger and Better 
 
Purdue
With another Addition
Soon adding One More 
And One More
Games Songs Pinto bean maracas in recycled oleo containers
A microwave a Fire a Thing from the Lagoon
Finger paint Spirograph
Stitches
Swimming 
Cousins
Daddy coming home after
Tiring Work
Hugs Kisses 
Secret Shots of Cola
Coach Mentor
Mom Working
So Hard with 
Crazy Mass of
Additions  
She Loves so much
And Cared for
Selflessly
Time yet again for Bigger and Better
Anniversary Number Eleven
 
Hand through Missing Lock
Donuts Hearth
New schools New busses
Difficult to make a Timely Appearance
Not for lack of Toil Sweat Work
Patience
Sometimes Panic
Addition Five?
Joy Wonder Foreboding
Pure Love as with the Previous 
Additions
Anniversary number 15
 
The Next Few Years
One by One
The Additions 
Leave the Bigger and Better
For Success 
Their Own Additions
Failure
Hurt Loss Death
Endurance 
Comfort Mom Dad
Now Proud Generations Created
Dad
Mom
Finally recognized as 
Selfless Kind Noble
Amazing Legacy Created
Thirty Additions
Anniversary Number Fifty