Saturday, April 16, 2005

Ode to Motherhood



A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

                                                         Dorothy C. Fisher


 My Little Girl

 As I watch you grow into a young woman

 My heart is full of pride and fear

 I find it hard to let go

 Because I want you frozen in time

 As my smart, loving, and happy little girl

 I want to protect you always

 From life's blows and miseries

 But it is inevitable for you to grow

 Wanting to explore the world

 To gather life experiences

  I understand your yearning for independence

 Yet I am afraid to let go

 Please be patient with me

 For in my heart

 You will forever be my little girl   


heyleesilentd said...

I really like that poem at the end. Did you write it? It's awesome!

dakotarose2852 said...

This is such a good poem and expresses exactly what's in a mother's heart concerning letting go.  Truly one of the hardest things we parents have to learn.

boiseladie said...

What a beautiful poem.  Thanks so much for sharing.

deabvt said...

Beautiful Poem! Do you know that that painting is exhibited in Paris at Musee d`Orsay? I always assumed this most famous of America`s paintings would be here!

jibaro6543 said...

The poem to your daughter is really nice....I have said some of those very things to my daughter....thanks for sharing!!!!

jcole16757 said...

Your poem is exactly how I feel for both our children.  Beautiful!

bigred3392 said...

Having 19 years experience being a daughter, I can tell you that (though she might not want to let you know) your daughter would be remissed if you ever stopped thinking of her as your little girl. This poem is truly beautiful, and reflects what a wonderful mother you are. Your daughter is lucky to have you :)

mom23nca said...

Wonderful poem.  I hope you have shared it with your daughter.

jouell3935 said...

Oh I loooooove this...

tschamberland said...

I come here by way of Mirror Mirror on the Wall.  This 'ode' sums up motherhood in short order.  I look at my 2 boys almost daily with that sense of loss in seeing them change from little boys.  I wish I could slow down time and commit to memory every thing they do that makes my heart soar.  From one mother to another, it's the sweetest heartbreak I've ever experienced.

gabreaelinfo said...

A simply lovely poem.

karensull12 said...

This is beautiful!

delela1 said...

Beautiful poem.  Thank you for stopping by my journal and commenting.  Naturally, I had to pay you a return visit.  I love your journal, and will be back.

justaname4me2 said...

Today, I was walking hand in hand with my youngest daughter and she said "Mommy, how long do you think it will be before I can wear real womans shoes instead of little girls shoes." I thought for a moment, and said "Darlin, as soon as your feet decide they are ready, but that may not mean your mind is ready. I think you should just enjoy being a little girl." And with that she said, "Ok Mom, I'll keep enjoying this part, but I still want bigger shoes!"  I don't think, I know I'm not ready for the bigger shoes part, but It's coming quicker then I want to admit.

jeanno43 said...

Beautiful poem and great picture. I believe it is Whistler's Mother?  As to your comment on my journal about family trees, well no, I have not found one criminal!!!! Maybe I am just lucky lol.

ez2cee said...

Cat's In The Cradle . . .  I enjoyed the poem.

ez2cee said...

Yes, this is a submission in the weekly photo assignment showing literacy.

If you are interested in the new assignment (I think it's on earth day), you can check it out at:

He's sort of the AOL resident blogger/expert.  I call him the Blog King.  He gives us tips, ideas, and assignments.  It may sound sort of silly, but you really get sucked into this and if you like to write, it is great practice!


candles102 said...

Awwwwwww!!!  That's so sweet!!!  It makes me kinda sad.

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