Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and friends who are helping to raise a child. Being a mom is the greatest joy in my life. My kids are adults and living their own lives now, but sometimes I find myself walking down memory (momery) lane, missing my littles. They (and their dad) always make Mother’s Day special for me, but this year I wanted to do something nice for them too. After reading it to my kids earlier today, I’m sharing the poem I wrote for them here.
Momories A flutter, a kick, a love at first sight. A cuddle, a huddle, a fist curled up tight. A crawler, a cryer with teeth coming in. A walker, a talker, a heart-melting grin. A leaper, a keeper of faith as we go, lovingly learning the things we don’t know. A shimmer, a glimmer, a wish it would last. A whirl and wind… they grow up too fast. A graduation, confetti, a march down the aisles. A counter of blessings, of kisses, and smiles. A wonder, a wander, making their way into the world— a proud momma day. A memory, a momory, the old and the new, I’m thankful, so grateful for the gift that is you. © 2021 Danna Smith at poetrypop.com (for my kids on Mother’s Day, my love for you will outlive me.)
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