Monday, November 10, 2008

Today is a Special Day




20 years ago today I gave birth to a magnificent child.

Alex for all the times my days were stressed and things seemed rushed
For all the times you grew up a little faster because I couldn’t always be there
For all the times I thought I was listening but didn’t hear you
For all the times I had to say no and you didn’t understand
For all the times you saw me frustrated and impatient

I have cried inside again and again because what you didn’t see were…

All the times I laughed and bragged about your intelligence, ingenuity and beauty
All the times I was amazed at how perfect you were as I watched you sleep
All the times I noticed how fast you were changing into a wonderful person
All the times I sat with a lump in my throat holding back tears of pride
All the times you inspired me to be a better me

For all the times past and to come no one will ever take your place in my heart

Love Mom

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

FREDA, this is so beautiful, and so true!
Dee

Anonymous said...

Oh How SWEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pam

shaneka said...

I THINK THAT IS SUCH A WONDERFUL POEM AND EXORESSION OF YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR DAUGHTER. I AM SO PROUD TO OF YOU & THE DECISIONS YOU HAVE MADE IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO SHARE YOUR WORLD WITH AN ADOPTIVE CHILD. I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT GOD ALSO GIVE MADISON GREAT INSPIRING FAMILY THAT SHE CAN WANT TO EMULATE AND HOPE TO LEARN AND GROW FROM AND BE INSPIRIED AS YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME IN MY LIFE..MUCH LOVE. ALWAYS.............SHANEKA

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful and so is you daughter.
Shilene

Shawn said...

She is beautiful. Great poem.