Stay Sane Mommies

"The worst feature of a new baby is its mother's singing." — Kin Hubbard

I Love You, Mother


hands

When I look at my son

I think of you , Mother

Of all the times you held me in your arms

And felt the love I feel today

The day my son was born

You were right next to me

Pushing me through the exhaustion

Cheering me on to hang in there

I thought you’d enjoy being there

When your baby was having her baby

But I enjoyed it more

Having my mother near when I was scared

On nights that I’m up with a crying baby

I can barely keep my eyes open

I think of you and the nights you did this for me

And I don’t feel so alone anymore

When I calm Jacob down from a fit

I know my compassion and patience came from you

And when I help him fall asleep in my arms

I learned how to lightly brush the top of his nose to make him sleepy from you

Now that I’m a mother

I can whole-heartedly understand all your sacrifices

I know you’ve done so much for me

But sleepless nights and exhausting days go thankless

When I look at my sleeping baby

I know you gazed at me with the same awe

It’s funny how babies can simplify life

And make you love your own parents so much more

So although it’s taken me 30 years to be grateful:

Thank you for all your sleepless nights

For the pain and exhaustion you felt all those years ago

And for nurturing me so well, that I can nurture my son today

I love you, Mother

© Copyright – All rights reserved – Cristina Cole

Advertisements

2 comments on “I Love You, Mother

  1. karen
    January 12, 2013

    that was beautiful cristina. I’m sure I will feel the same way when I have a baby but will not be able to express it to my parents in person. they will know though. 🙂

    • cristinacole23
      January 12, 2013

      Thanks Karen! And they’ll be there with you. When I was scared at points, I would feel my Grandma around 😉 Maybe it was my mind playing tricks on me, but I felt her there and would calm right down.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 11, 2013 by in Poems and tagged , , , .
Decoding Happyness

Because Happ'y'ness depends on 'Y'ou ! Let's decode the little things that bring happiness amidst this life full of care :)

An Honest Mom

From the hip on mindfulness, parenting, feminism and homesteading.

The Monster in Your Closet

. . . is quite friendly, actually!

Don't Wait To Advocate

Advocating for people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities

Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations.

Never Trust a Jellyfish

Life, Laughs, Toddlers and Tea

Adult & Teen Fiction

Read on and I will show you another world within this one....

You've Been Hooked!

Observations from the trenches....

80,000 words

One word at a time

johnny be bald

or... Tales of a 30 year old Nothing.

Plenty the Magazine

Living. Learning. Laughing

bowlingwithed

thoughts from a bearded lawyer

My name is Lynzee.

Mother. Photographer. Taylor Swift enthusiast. "Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good." - TSwift

A Blumes With a View

Putting the "blah" in blog!!

Jackie

living an authentic life

Mixed spice

A Blogfull of Tales

toemail

Pictures of toes, pictures of feet, making the world a better place, one foot at a time.

%d bloggers like this: