Sometimes we need to be reminded that in the utter chaos of life, the moments that are forever etched in our brains are the ones we often overlook.
Here is a little reminder for moms that in the complete chaos of life, we MUST carve out time and soak up moments and memories with our babies. They won't be babies forever. I feel like today I looked up and suddenly my two year old is more interested in everything around him than being held and cuddled. It reminded me to embrace the moments where he wants to be cuddled, held, and read to!
I wrote this little poem when he was just a helpless little infant, who needed to be carried around and held constantly. Now, he is a fearless toddler, running around, curious about everything and exploring until I put him to bed:
Oh, little darling
There is much to do
Laundry folded, dishes washed, cobwebs removed
But you just want me to hold you.
The carpets need vacuuming
Baseboards are collecting dust
But somehow all I hear are your silent cries to just hold you.
There are days when I am overwhelmed with endless to do's
But somehow your smile reminds me
One day I won't be able to hold you.
Life comes and life goes
In the blink of an eye.
One day I'll wake
With gray hair and a fragile body,
Wishing I'd focused more on the little things you do.
Today I needed the reminder
To just hold you.
Things can wait
But loving you should always be at the top of my list.
That little smile
That toothless giggle
Those little arms wrapped around my neck
That's what memories are made of.
Oh, little one
Don't grow up too fast
I just wanna hold you.