Squeeze the Moment

April 2013 - 2 1/2 years old

Your cheeks will never again be this round

Your lips never this plump and pink

Your skin as soft and smooth as silk when I hug you cheek-to-cheek

Your lashes as lavish as peacock feathers

Your chin so dimpled and sweet

Five little toes I love to count on each of your pudgy feet

Your hair a wispy, velvet mop

Your laugh a boisterous gurgle

Your arms still reach for me to carry you over each hurdle

I know these days are fleeting

And one day you’ll be a man

I squeeze this moment, inhale it deep

Because today, I can

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. I LOVE THIS!! What a sweet little face and every parent can relate to that feeling of taking them in and knowing it won't always be like this. So sweet!

    1. Thank you and thank you for doing writer's workshop! I always enjoy participating.

  2. This poem is the epitome of motherhood.


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