Just Love Them

MOTHER’S DAY 2020

LOVING YOU BOTH WAS THE EASY PART.  THAT FEELING OF LOVE-

OH MY CHILDREN, SUCH AN EASY FEELING.

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME I CHANGED A POOPIE DIAPER I KNEW I LOVED YOU.

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME I RAN TO YOUR CRIB WITH NO SLEEP-

I LOVED YOU.

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME I HELD YOU TO MY BREAST –

I LOVED YOU.

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY TIME I YELLED WHEN I SHOULD’T HAVE-

I LOVED YOU.

DID YOU KNOW THAT I WAS STILL

TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT?

DID YOU KNOW WHEN I APOLOGIZED FOR MY SHORTCOMINGS-

I WAS SAYING, “I LOVE YOU.”

DID YOU KNOW THAT LOVING YOU WAS THE EASY PART?

DID YOU KNOW THAT I THOUGHT MY LOVE WOULD BE ENOUGH?

LOVE THEM. AND, I DID.  I DO.

AND THEN, I REMEMBERED THIS…

JUST LOVE THEM

THE DAY WE BROUGHT YOU 

HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL

I CRIED-

WHAT DO I DO WITH HER?

LOVE HER-

AND I DID.

I DO

FIVE YEARS LATER WE BROUGHT YOU

HOME TO MEET YOUR BIG SISTER.

I CRIED-

WHAT DO I DO WITH HIM?

WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM?

LOVE HIM-

LOVE THEM-

AND I DID.

I DO—

LOVE, MOM

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