Monday, March 29, 2010

Inspiration: My *Baby's* Birthday and Motherhood

Today is my *baby's* 3rd birthday...where did the time go? It seems just like yesterday that my husband and I were bringing him home from the hospital to meet his 3 older brothers...now that tiny baby has become a little boy, full of wonder, energy, and amazement for all that life holds. Before having my boys, I never fully understood how my heart could possibly hold so much love, or how absolutely willing I could be to sacrifice anything and everything to protect them, care for them, and how I could love each one of them uniquely, wholeheartedly, and unconditionally...now I do, and I thank God each day for blessing me with each one of them. The Inspiration I have chosen for today has to do with Motherhood...I hope you enjoy it.
*The Girl I Used To Be*

She came tonight as I sat alone,
The girl I used to be.

She gazed at me with her earnest eye
And questioned reproachfully.

"Have you forgotten the many plans
And hopes that I had for you?"

"The great career, the splendid fame,
All the wonderful things to do?"

"Where is the mansion of stately height
With all its gardens rare?"

"The silken robes that I dreamed for you
And the jewels in your hair?"

And as she spoke, I was very sad
For I wanted her pleased with me...
This slender girl I used to be.

So gently rising, I took her hand,
And guided her up the stairs

Where peacefully sleeping, my babies lay
So innocent, sweet, and fair.

I told her that these are my only gems,
And Precious they are to me.

That silken robe is my Motherhood
Of costly simplicity.

And my mansion of stately height is love,
And the only career I know,

Is serving each day in these sheltered walls
For the dear ones who come and go.

And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,
She smiled through her tears at me

And I saw the woman I am now...
Pleased the girl I used to be.

Author: Rowena K.Lewis

xoxo,

17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your little boy!
    Thanks for the wonderful words. I find myself reflecting on motherhood when one of my children has a birthday: what a beautiful journey it is!
    Have a lovely day! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday to your little son.

    What a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. happy birthday to your son.i hope your sons appreciate the great mom they have!

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  4. Aw - happy birthday to your sweet boy! What a lovely mother they have :)

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  5. Happy bday to your baby! Love that poem - it is inspirational!

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  6. Happiest day to your littlest little and many returns for more birthdays that are healthy and happy. I am not a mother and will never be one, but I can only imagine the pure joy they bring and what an important job you have -- the most important job of all! I hope the family celebrates big today/tonight!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your littlest-little! That poem made me teary!

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  8. Beautiful Poem! Says it all! Happy Birthday to your little guy!

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  9. Enjoy the day with the birthday boy. Time really flies with kids. Such a pretty poem-thank you for sharing it.

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  10. Happy Birthday to your little gem :-)

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  11. I don't even have kids (hopefully one day) and this made me tear up.:) Raising good people is so important and I'm so glad there are still people like yourself up to the task.

    Happy Birthday to your little one!

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  13. Pamela, ina, Coley, Peggy, Anne, lucegirl, musthavejcrew, Julie Styles, Margot, and Jayne: Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes for my little guy! We had an absolutely fantastic and fun-filled day. :)

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  14. Happy birthday for your youngest son! It's amazing how fast little ones grow up. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely poem. As my mom always says, a woman changes (for the best) when she becomes a mother.

    Have a great week!

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  15. Happy Birthday to your son! Thank you for the beautiful poem and sweet post - I always enjoy reading your blog :)

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