I’m Your Mama

I’m your mama,
The only one you’ve got.
You are my little one,
And I know you need me a lot.
I’ll do my best
To take care of you now,
So that one day,
When I am old and grey,
You’ll treat me
With the same love
And tenderness
I showed to you
TODAY.

Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

~written for my youngest son, who said I was too big for him to hold. To which I replied, “One day when you’ll be bigger than me, and I can’t walk, will you carry me then?” He said, “Yes.” And I said with tears welling up in my eyes, “Good, I will love that.”

How we treat our little ones now, has a direct effect on how they treat us when we need them. This is a reminder for me to be present and love my children with all I’ve got in me.

© 2015, Sarah S. Walters

  • Rebekah Larson

    Love it!!!