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September 2, 2009

Oh Baby!

Yesterday I went to visit my friends where I used to work. It had been a long time since I'd seen many of them, and some had gone through some significant personal changes in their lives -- specifically in their roles as mothers.

As I drove home from my visit, a hundred emotions were going through my head. Having just returned from dropping off my daughter for her first year of college, the emotions of each of the mothers with whom I spoke played upon heart.

It doesn't matter how old your "baby" -- sometimes the emotions of parenthood are just overwhelming. Despite my best efforts to get passed all those maternal feelings this morning, I knew I wouldn't be able to focus until I got these words on paper.

So dear friends...and dear children...this little poem is for you.

Ode to My Baby

I lived a life
I thought complete
But then I met you
Baby sweet

Precious soul
With angel eyes
My life’s prize

And just like that
I've come to feel
The heart of a mother
A bond so real

I feel your hurt
I cry your tears
I’d move mountains
To calm your fears

Little love
Who touched my soul
You changed my life
You made me whole


Bev S. said...

And then you turned
into a teen
You drive me nuts
You make me scream

I just keep hoping
This is a phase
and I'll someday see
your loving gaze

Once more upon me
to show you care
Instead of getting
a long blank stare

My own mother said
"The teen stage is the worst!"
I hope we make it through
and I don't kill them first.

My darling angels
with those beautiful blue eyes
Are now bringing out
Feelings I despise

So please help me Lord
to get through it intact
Cause I truly do love them
And that's a fact.

Chow and Chatter said...

you are so sweet I bet your daughter loves ya

Lauren said... make me laugh. It gets's got to, right?

Crystal said...

Beautiful poem! I definitely have a much different outlook on life after I became a mom for the first time almost 12 years ago.

And Bev - I'm hoping I don't feel those sentiments or worse in a year when my daughter turns 13. :) I'll keep fooling myself into thinking that we'll have a wonderful bond, and we'll never argue. hehe