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Thursday, December 28, 2017

My Child

I am nearly finished my month of posting my writings and will get back to reality soon. Today a little story for all the moms out there....

My Child:

My Child, I wanted to carry him and hold him tightly in my arms up high over dangerous rocks and sharp thorns for all the years of his life and never let go of him. I never wanted his feet to touch the earth, to feel the pain and sorrow of life. I never wanted him to cry, to get hurt, to fall, to bleed and to have his heart broken. I never wanted those things for him. I wanted to carry him so gently up above all those earthly things for all of his life, for all time. I wanted to be an angel and to wrap him in my warm safe wings.

I wanted to smell the smell of his soft baby blond hair, cradling him, nestled in my arms and to feel those tiny arms cling to me forever.

I really thought I could carry him so gentle and tender, carefully above the earth like an angel. I thought that I could carry him all the days of his life through thick and thin, through storms and through rainbows.

But I couldn't do it. So quickly he got too heavy. He grew big and so strong. He fell out of my arms - he fell out of my wings up in my sky - he fell out of my reach. Then he pushed my grasping arms away and he started running, his feet planted firmly on this earth and he never looked back once to see me.

He was invincible and he could do anything and I just faded out of his life and became this dim figure in the past. And my fingers slowly let go of him, his baby soft hair, his sweet smelling baby clothes, his joyful laughter and his squeals of delight. I let go of it all and I just let him go - and he flew like a bird - like an eagle - powerful and strong up and above all of the whole earth.

He could soar and swoop so high up in the sky and survive and I never knew it. I never saw my tiny cuddly little blond boy again but I met a man who I was so proud of. I know that his life will be full of joy and also full of some pain and that I can't prevent the pain in his life. That is what life is. I love him so much and am so proud to be his Mom.  (written for my son)

My son grew up to be a strong, kind and caring man. He grew up to be everything I ever hoped for or dreamt of.

©Written by Nora Flower

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  1. I know what you mean.

    I have two myself and one great-nephew I take care of sometimes. I want to hold them forever.

    Your post gives me hope! :)

  2. Hey, that is a story for Dad's also. Loved it. I hope you continue to post your writing.

  3. That's a lovely story. I remember all my 4 children at a certain age squirming to get out of my lap to go explore the world on their own. But when they were tired or hurt, they would come back for a snuggle. My kids are all grown-up now and I so enjoy their company.
    It sure is a blessing to have loving relationships with our children.

  4. Beautifully said. Happy New Year!

  5. Hello, lovely story and post. The photos are beautiful. Thanks for linking up your post. I wish you all the best in 2018, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. This brought tears to my eyes. Our kids are 22 and 19, and I still want to hold them tight!!! Happy New Year!

  7. Thanks so much for these lovely comments. I will reply on each of your blogs as time permits. I appreciate your comments so much.


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