Once upon a time
Not too long ago
A woman had a baby
And she loved her baby so.
She held her tiny bundle
And rocked him with great care
She kissed his little forehead
And twirled his tuft of hair.
She whispered to him sweetly "You are my perfect gift.
Someday you'll be too big to hold.
But in my arms, you'll always fit.
I cannot take your future sorrow
And bear it as my own
But, if you let me, I will help
And you won't carry it alone.
I'll be here for you, no matter what
All times of night and day.
I'll kiss your scrapes and wipe your tears
And chase bad dreams away.
When days are tough and your heart is hurt
Don't forget that I am here
I will always be your mommy
Whether you are far or near.
We may not always get along.
Sometimes we'll fight and bicker
But my love for you will not go out,
It will not so much as flicker.
One day you'll be a big strong man
Perhaps you'll care for me.
But remember that in my heart
My baby you'll always be.
Now, you're softly sleeping
oh so sweet and sound
And I'll never forget this moment
When my one true love was found.
The day will come when you won't need me
To hold you oh so tight.
But just you know that in my heart,
You will always fit just right.”
I wrote this about 5 years ago for my then one year old baby. What a joy it is to be his mommy. .