Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Motherhood -- with and without a baby


Life Without a Baby

You can't get anything accomplished
Your mail goes unread
Your bills go unpaid
Your meals go uncooked
Your emails pile up
You ignore phone calls
You sleep --- a lot
You sleep
You cry
You think
You mourn
You yearn
You long
You sleep
You cry
Life moves on without you
You're overwhelmed

You learn, you grow, you overcome
You gather strength from friends and family

You find joy knowing your baby will be yours one day
One glorious day
The future is unknown, but faith brings
Peace
Joy
and
Hope


Life With a Baby

You can't get anything accomplished
Your mail goes unread
Your bills go unpaid
Your meals go uncooked
Your emails pile up
You miss phone calls
You're awake --- all night
Baby sleeps
Baby cries
Baby eats
Baby sleeps
Baby cries
Baby eats
You're tired
So tired you wonder if you can do this
You're a zombie
Life moves on without you
You're overwhelmed

You learn, you grow, you overcome
You gather strength from friends and family

You find joy in the simple things
Snuggles
Smiles
Laughter
Growth
Milestones
Snuggles --- lots of snuggles
Peace
Joy
and
Happiness

Lots of Happiness

*****


I'm so grateful for both of my sons and all of the experiences their lives have brought me. 


3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Honest. Authentic.

    I love you guys!

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  2. This is beautiful poetry.

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