Tuesday, August 28, 2012

To My Grown Up Son

    Most of what I post I write myself, but occasionally I find some great things and have the need to share. I found this in my grandmother's journal. I do not think that she wrote it, but probably got it from somewhere. I don't know where or who wrote it. However, it is a great poem for a new parent to read, because it is important that you recognize how short time is NOW. You don't want to realize what you have missed when your baby is grown up. It is a great lesson to learn to stay in the present and really enjoy every second you have with your little ones as they are not little very long. I hope this poem will motivate parents to at least spend some extra time with your children. Remember every time is quality time.

To My Grown Up Son
By Anonymous

My hands were busy through the day.
I didn't have much time to play
the little games you asked me to.
I didn't have much time for you.
I'd wash your clothes, I'd sew and cook, 
but when you'd bring your picture book
and ask me please to share your fun.
I'd say  "A little later, son".
I'd tuck you in all safe at night
and hear your prayers, turn out the light.
Then tiptoe softly to the door,
I wish I'd stayed a minute more.
For life is short, the years rush past.
A little child grows up so fast,
no longer is he at your side,
his precious secrets to confide.
The picture books are put away,
there are no longer games to play.
No goodnight kiss, no prayers to hear
that all belongs to yesteryear.
My hands, once busy, now are still.
The days are long and hard to fill.
I wish I could go back and do
the little things you asked me to.


  1. What a beautiful read! I think a whole lot of us parents feel this way in this busy fast world. I'm going to send this to our three grown sons and lots of others. Thank you for posting.

    1. You are very welcome, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for supporting our blog. Have a great day!



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