Sunday, May 29

Hands

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Her hand


is almost as big as mine now.


Ten summers ago she was just a little thing,


splashing


in her yellow duckie swimsuit


on the front porch of our first home


in the city,


trying to eat dandelions while I gardened


with her beside me


lazily enjoying the days of just her and me


while the papa was at work.


I am her mama, it's true


but I can clearly see the heart in her


that will make her my friend one day


Everyone always says their kids grew up too fast


and if truth be told,


I would slow down the hands of time


just a little


with this lass.

1 comment:

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh yes, I would slow down time too :)
My two girls are 14 and 16, my older boy is nearly 18, but I still have an 8yr old 'baby'! I want time to stand still..... it's just too, too quick.