Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy (birthday)

Marking another trip around the sun:
looking back on the lessons learned,
looking forward to new dreams, experiences.
Wondering what the next trip around
will bring as I mark my
thirty ninth year on this Earth.

Friday, June 1, 2012


July 2002:  Matthew, age twenty months.

 Beyond anything the human mind comprehends,
Further than any great distance covered,
I awake each morning: rise, prepare
for another exhausting day of mothering.
June 2004:  Andrew, age fourteen months. 
And yet, without reservations, without hesitation,
I would (and) do it all,
again and again; day in, out
for all the millions of reasons
every other mother does what's necessary.

October 2008:  Joshua, age eighteen months. 
Our relentless love for our children,
and the light in their eyes,
as they experience a precious moment.
That light goes against all reason...

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