March 18, 2015

My daughter’s baby was due yesterday.  Today she cried.  She’s so ready, but so unsure of herself.  I wrote this for her.

My Lastborn, Her Firstborn

I swaddled, lullabyed,

fed and bathed her.

No one told me

How much I could love her.


I’ll be reminding her

that she knows,

as all mothers know,

what she needs to know.

She doesn’t believe me now.

But she will.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tammyyoga
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 22:56:34

    Lovely words for your child!


  2. MaryHelen
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 22:57:31

    Beautiful. Our hearts do grow more each day with our children and for you, soon to be grandchild. How exciting. What a special gift you have given your daughter.


  3. Lynn
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 00:07:14

    What a beautiful letter to your daughter! I still have the chills as I’m writing this. Best of luck and I bet your daughter is going to make a great mom! Sounds like she had a great role model.


  4. raeily
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 00:30:21

    How sweet! And very true. You sound like a wonderful mother so I’m sure she will be too.


  5. sallydonnelly11
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 13:54:08

    I’m so glad this baby is arriving during March when you are ‘slicing”!! Awesome poem for a soon-to-be awesome mom by her mom, the writer!


    • mgminer
      Mar 21, 2015 @ 21:56:55

      Thank you, Sally! She is now 5 days overdue. They will induce on Tuesday if she hasn’t gone into labor. I arrive on Thursday which would work out great!


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