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Friday, August 15, 2008

Motherhood

I wrote this poem about 4 years ago before the birth of my last son. I may have been having one of those days and one way I vent is to write poetry sometimes. This is the poem that came out that day. Enjoy!

Motherhood

I start my day with prayer
to my Father up above
To help me do all things
without complaining, but in love
I then get dressed and make my bed
Out the bedroom door I head

My silent time is gone for now
It's time to start my day
My daughter is already up,
my son in his bed lays

We make and eat our breakfast
and clean and dry our plates
Did I happen to mention that me and Daddy need a date?

I'll home teach my daughter
I'll then play with my son
He likes to play with blocks and cars
to watch him is so fun

In between I'll throw in laundry,
vacuum, dust and mop.
What it's only 1:00 pm
I think I'm going to drop

My son can nap
my daughter read
I think I may get the break I need

I'll sit outside and sip some tea.
No, you better not bother me.
This time is mine, I will not waste
A piece of chocolate I'd like to taste

I'll have to go and raid my stash
My chocolate it is hidden
No other hands can touch
Oh no! It is forbidden!
My break is over my son is up
I stare at the bottom of my tea cup.

Okay, yes, I can do this
the day is now half done
Let's all pack in the car
for there are errands we must run
I'll hurry back and get on supper
Oh man is that a poopy diaper?

This day is coming to and end
Some family time we will now spend

The kids are bathed and all tucked in
we say our last good nights
We pray for God to watchover them
and then shut out the lights

I'll end my day just as I started
with prayer to God above.
I'll thank Him for His patience with me and
most of all his love

I can't believe I did it
I'm doing pretty good
I have survived another day
of that thing called Motherhood!


Ok so maybe it's not the best written thing in the world but I hope it brought a smile to your face. I'm afraid of what I might write now with the addition of my very busy 3 year old son lol. I just hope that all you mothers out there embrace the calling that the Lord has bestowed upon you. It took awhile for me to "get" it. What? It isn't all about me? LOL! Once I figured that out I had it made.
Have a most excellent day my friends.


12 comments:

  1. I loved it and laughed to myself several times...the parts about date night, chocolate, and poopy diapers were very applicable. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Hi, I'm Sonya and I'm visiting from the internet cafe.

    This was a great poem! I am the mom to six and it spoke volumes to me! My kids are growing a bit now so my diaper days are long gone! But it brought back memories and I loved it. :)

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  3. That was great! So true...chocolate...need a date. But hasn't it all gone by too quickly? I wouldn't miss the adventures in motherhood for the world. We are so blessed! Have a wonderful weekend. We would like to escape the smell of the skunk house, but I think I've lost my sense of smell...and that's a good thing! :-)

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  4. I am so glad I found you through your comment at Sarah Mae's. Your blog title drew me in since we are attempting the whole homestead thing. Lots of work, but so worth it. I look forward to visiting regularly.

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  5. Oh so very sweet. Put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. Life is about what we make it and when we learn to accept what God has given us, life goes much easier huh? You are such a neat person and I am SO GLAD I have found you in this big world. You truly make my day.

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  6. I love it. I love your poems. :) Um....about that chocolate stash...the last time I came over I don't remember any chocolate...are you hiding something from me sister? :)

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  7. Hello,
    I am across you site, and yes you made me **smile**. A very cute poem. Isn't it so awesome how God works on us, in his own special way, especially when the children are involved. Have a blessed weekend, would love to come back and visit again
    Hugggs
    Sharon

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  8. I loved this and it did make me smile. I can relate to so much of what you wrote! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Wonderful poem with simple true insight into the joys and snags of daily life.

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  10. Awesome! Could easily be a boomark! I'd buy it on a poster! You are so entertaining.

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  11. I love your poem! And, of course, I like that you mentioned tea and chocolate in it. :)

    Thank goodness the Lord helps us through it all!

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  12. I knew I commented on this one before - but as your Top Commentator, I must comment again - LOL!

    This is such a great poem - I love it! And it is so appropriate that it has tea and chocolate.

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