Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas and moms-to-be out there…
There’ll be days when nothing works
to get your little one to sleep,
and days when dirty dishes
grow with diapers in a heap.
There’ll be days when you wake late
and miss your turn at the car pool,
and days when you’re the last one
claiming your kids after school.
There’ll be days when you forget
to sign the school permission slip,
or to pack a tube of sunscreen
for their day-long field trip.
And one day those hugs and kisses
will come few and far between —
when your charming little child
has transformed to sullen teen.
And the day will come when you’ve done all
to give them all your best,
when they’re off to school and off to work
and you’ve an empty nest.
On those days, though, please remember
all the times you got it right:
when you made that awesome costume
or your babe slept through the night.
When you were the homeroom hero
bringing cupcakes oh-so-sweet;
or you cheered them up with pizza
when their soccer team got beat.
When you cradled them and cuddled them
and wiped away their tears,
when you nurtured and encouraged them
and helped them face their fears.
Yes, remember this tomorrow
and a week or month from now,
or just any time the job seems
so impossible somehow.
‘Cause although it’s just official
for a few short hours in May,
when you think about it, really,
every day is Mother’s Day.
© 2010 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz
Wow this is just absolutely wonderful! Great poem and adorable photo. I honestly look forward to your posts, I get so excited when they are delivered to my inbox!
What a nice comment! Thank you so much. That’s certainly very good incentive to keep on writing!
That lovely little pic is from about 11 years ago. Seems like just yesterday, though… (Feel free to find me on Facebook for more poems, photos & other fun stuff: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Well-Versed-Mom/302539803784 )
I definitely will. Thanks for sharing your beautiful words, they really are a treat!
Thanks, Christine. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to you!
You bring tears to my eyes. Thanks for being such a gifted poet and sharing yourself with us moms out there.
Love to you and the girls,
Molly & Tessa
Molly! Thanks for reading and for the kind message. I hope your weekend is fabulous! (We’re off to Port A for the weekend.) Let’s catch up and get our kids together soon. xo
AWWWWWW…you made my day. 3 days early. Thanks
Happy Friday and Mom’s Day weekend to you! Thank you for reading and for sharing with friends. miss you! xo