Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When my children got a boo boo

When my children got a boo boo, it was easy to kiss it away
I'd sing to them and rock them in my arms as they lay 
As time marched on, a distance began to grow
They no longer needed my embrace; they let me know
It was difficult to watch them make mistakes along the way
They wouldn't accept my comfort or even listen to a word I'd say
As they grew into young adults, they began to show respect
They appreciated the values taught them as they started to reflect
Now I have grandchildren with boo boos that occasionally come for my care
I rock and sing to them while I can; for these days are rare
I know my children's time will come to feel the distance, but not for awhile
I hope they'll talk to me about it; I will listen, give comfort and try not to smile


  1. I can certainly relate to your thoughts in this post, Sheri! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sheri that is beautiful! I'm a bit teary...

  3. Thank you Pam & Coleen, I get between teary & a mischievous grin! Lol! ; )

  4. Hi Sheri. I'm here from Rachael's campaign blog, even though I didn't sign up in time to take part in it. Now I'm following your blog, so:

    Nice to meet you!

  5. Nice to meet you also Matthew. I'll have to hop over to your blog! ; )

  6. So sweet! It brought tears to my eyes. My daughter is still in that stage where I can comfort her and cradle her when she gets hurt. But I also realize that time flies and these moments are fleeting. Thanks for renewing my appreciation for precious moments.

  7. Thanks Brianna, just remember that when she does go through those times, love her no matter what & it shall pass! ; )

  8. I may not be a mother, but I can certainly appreciate going through all this as a daughter. I love and respect my mother for everything she's done for me, and luckily we are quite close. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thank you so much Brenna, yes I can see how even a daughter can appreciate the seasons! Lol! My mom & I are closer now than we've ever been even though she lives in CA & I in VA. I'll check that out, thanks again. ; )