Enjoy the NOW

June 21, 2017

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Your belly round and tight, feet swollen and waddle walk.
A red circle on the calendar counts down the weeks as you yearn for your little one here.
But don’t wish this time away, this precious period that only you and baby share.
This time, where your tiny one learns the beating of your heart from the inside.

Savor these moments, for they pass way too soon.

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Of sleepless nights, stacks of diapers, and feedings before the dawn.
When your baby sometimes cries for no reason and in frustration tears fall down your face.
But don’t wish this time away, just hold and shush and rock that baby back and forth.
This time, when they stay little for only a blinking of your tired eyes.

Savor these moments, for they pass way too soon.

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Of terrible twos -how did they know to label it with such truth.
When your toddler tries your patience every moment of the day.
But don’t wish this time away, of pouts and tantrums, and stomping feet.
This time, when imaginations soar and bedtime snuggles are sweet.

Savor these moments, for they pass way too soon.

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Of kindergarten days, where you juggle being mom on a much tighter schedule.
Where lessons learned don’t always come from you and they experience the world without you there.
But don’t wish this time away, of ABC’s, morning struggles, and toys scattered on the floor.
This time, where they read a story to you instead at bedtime and the nightlight isn’t needed anymore.

Savor these moments, for they pass way too soon.

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Of school days and play dates and extra-curricular activities.
Where you wonder how to fit in family time and want your not-so-little one to crawl in your lap.
But don’t wish this time away, where days fly through to another year and its first day pics all over again.
This time, when one day you realize your baby has become a child and has changed overnight.

Savor these moments, for they pass way too soon.

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Of teenage tempers and attitudes, stinky laundry, and messy rooms.
Where mom becomes a taxi service and you’re shuffling schedules and reigning chaos.
But don’t wish this time away, of growing pains, freedom fights, and late night worries.
This time, where your teen evolves in front of you and you wonder where the time even went.

Savor these moments, for they pass way too soon.

Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in.

Of little ones grown into young adults and you’re longing for days gone past.
Where you wish there was an imaginary brake so you could just. slow. them. down.
But don’t wish this time away, where you learn to let them go but get to watch them begin new journeys.
This time, where your babies begin to fly and make it on their own.

Whatever season you’re in, linger there mommas, and enjoy every moment.
Savor the good – and the bad – for days go by so very quickly.
Hold those babies close in gratitude for how special they are, no matter their age.

And count your blessings if life grants you the gift of experiencing them all.

  • Heather Blair

    In 2008, my world as I knew it changed forever, with the sudden loss of our 14 year old son, Austin. The journey to my blog (and attitude toward life) was bumpy and tearful, beginning at a memorial blog for my son. I later chose to take another path, challenging myself to find the JOY in every day, despite the sadness I still felt. I love and miss him daily but I'm living my life to honor him - and celebrating every moment it brings. My goal...to find and share the joy in every day. You can find me at Joyful Challenge

    1 Comments

    • Benjamin’s Mommy

      June 28, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Amazing poem, and so very true. God bless.

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