Dear Little Boy

My dear little boy

 

I sit here watching you sleep,

Thinking of all the memories

I would like to keep.

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You’re growing up way too fast

And I cannot help but wonder

If there’s a way to make it last.

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These little years:

Measured in messy moments

Barrels of laughter

And plenty of tears

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I’m trying to take it all in

At the same time

Not even sure

Where to begin

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To count all the blessings

And moments of joy

Since you came into my life

As a little baby boy.

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I try to memorize the lines on your face,

Changing a little every day

A physical reminder of

How time seems to be slipping away.

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I never want to forget:

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The way you giggle when I tickle your toes

Or how cute you look

when you wrinkle your nose.

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How much you like to sing

And somehow feel obligated

to point out everything.

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Your words growing into sentences

As you figure out what to say

Making sense of life in your own little way.

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I love when you bring me flowers,

Watching you run from tree to tree,

And all the little gestures, saying:

“Mommy come and play with me”.

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I’m gradually learning the way to hold on

is by not getting too busy

with all that “needs to be done”,

to simply enjoy the moments.

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Because tomorrow the washing

will still be here

and the dishes won’t magically

disappear…

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But these little years,

Of walking hand in hand,

Are fading almost quicker

Than pictures in wet sand.

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So I’m stealing one more kiss,

And whisper one more “I love you”

Thanking God for His great gift of love,

wrapped up a suit of blue.

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3 Comments

  1. hello Dorette,
    wonderful poem of your little boy – an everlasting gift.
    thank you for sharing.
    you are amazing – miss you.
    lotsa luv and blessings to you and your family.
    ps.I have subscribed to receive your posts via my email….don’t want to miss any.

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