To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on February 15, 2018 in Picture Quotes
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The Last Time

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms,
you will never be the same.
You might long for the person you were before,
When you had freedom and time,
And nothing in particular to worry about.
You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,
And days will run into days that are exactly the same,
Full of feeding and burping,
Whining and fighting,
Naps, or lack of naps. It might seem like a never-ending cycle.
But don’t forget…
There is a last time for everything.
There will come a time when you will feed your baby
for the very last time.
They will fall asleep on you after a long day
And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.
One day you will carry them on your hip,
then set them down,
And never pick them up that way again.
You will scrub their hair in the bath one night
And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.
They will hold your hand to cross the road,
Then never reach for it again.
They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,
And it will be the last night you ever wake for this.
One afternoon you will sing ‘the wheels on the bus’
and do all the actions,
Then you’ll never sing that song again.
They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,
the next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.
You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your
last dirty face.
They will one day run to you with arms raised,
for the very last time.
The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time
until there are no more times, and even then,
it will take you a while to realize.
So while you are living in these times,
remember there are only so many of them and
when they are gone,
you will yearn for just one more day of them
For one last time.
~~Author unknown~~

4 Comments

  1. Sandy February 15, 2018 Reply

    Not just with our children,
    but everyone and everything in our lives.
    To live is to release. To move on is the passage of where we were meant to go.
    Our reasons for this journey changing as we accomplish our deeds.

  2. SONYA J UJDUR February 15, 2018 Reply

    My “children” are 52 and 49. While reading this I was taken back to those days and actually started crying. Every word in there is so very true My oldest Son married and basically was lost to me for 14 years. One day last year out of the blue I received an e mail wondering if we could be family again. We are taking baby steps but we are getting there. During that lost period of time I can’t even count the times I went back to those younger days. Treasure those days, they go by so fast.

  3. Kawanna Brooks February 15, 2018 Reply

    Lovely!

  4. Petya February 16, 2018 Reply

    I know this feeling, every parent knows it.Yet we have to be happy for they no longer need us, cause they are now stronger to rely on themselves.As much as possible.We will always be right there to land a helping hand.

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