Monday, November 22, 2010

A Mother's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep
How on earth did did I forget to eat?

Today was great
he even slept late
But why were grapes
the only thing he ate?

The toy of choice was a piece of plastic
when I took it away
his response was less than fantastic

The dog was kind
as he pulled on her tail
I'm pretty sure the neighbors 
just heard me wail
The dishes can wait
No need to fret
Who am I kidding?
I'd wake up in a cold sweat

Tomorrow is another day
I pray I'll be a better mom
Before I know it 
he'll be going off to prom

Wake him with the morning sun
but not too soon
so I can get things done

Watch him as he plays all day
and let me prop my feet up
at least once today

Love him and protect him all day through
and give me patience
when I'm feeling blue

The laundry can stay in a heap
I'm pretty sure I could write
lists in my sleep

All's quiet now
while I sip on my wine
There is nothing sweeter
than that precious boy of mine


A toast for all my IF sisters...for today's Virtual Wine Club, enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from Rodney Strong Vineyards--for all the waiting, heartache, needles, tests, unknowns, joys, laughter, tears, and all else in between. 

It is purely place and character that matter the most.



There is nothing like a good pair of jeans; they shape us, support us and make us look our best. I'd love for you to share your jeans with me!