Cherish Your Babies – Poem

Mamas cherish your babies

 by:  Lisa, The Singing Amma

from before they are born

until forever

do your very best

to always remember

to cherish your babies

in those first precious moments

and days

that melt into weeks

and months

and then years

do your very best

to remember always

to cherish your babies

 

when you have to wake up

time and again through the nights

and struggle with

nurturing-mama-foggy-brain

breathe deeply

of the sweet scent of them

and cherish your babies

 

 

when you wonder how many more

questions there can be

that can begin with why

answer one more time

or say nothing instead

and just smile

and breathe

and cherish your babies

 

when you feel like pulling your hair out

because you’ve said that a thousand times

say it one more time

gently

please cherish your babies

 

when you are not sure

what the right answer is

stop and ponder it

there is no rush

no where to get to

just remember

as you are looking

for the answer

for what to do

with this latest predicament

your most important job

always

is to cherish your babies

 

for sooner than you know

they will grow

and then be gone

and you will wish

ever so much

that you had

so please

cherish your babies

 

from before they are born

until forever

 

for when a child seems to be

obstreperous”  

when a child is

not listening”

or is “acting out”

or “becoming unruly”

or “misbehaving”

most likely what is missing

is that the child has forgotten

for a moment

that they are precious

and perhaps you forgot

for just a moment in time

to cherish your babies

 

for it is upon you

that your children

in their earliest years

fully depend

it is upon you

where they will look

to create an image of themselves

and your cherishing of them

will raise them up to be

the amazing people  

they were born to become

you recognized their greatness

in those first magical moments

where you could simply sit

for hours

and stare into their eyes

and touch the softness of their cheeks

and breathe in the sweet scent of them

and hold them in the cradle of your arms

and sing to them of your unending love

and do nothing more

but

cherish your baby

 

which is

in fact

everything

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