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

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  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!

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

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  2. This poem is the epitome of motherhood.

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