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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
Innocence
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

4 comments:

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...

Bev...you make me laugh. It gets better...it'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

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