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My Girls: The Faces That I Love….

Updated on November 28, 2012
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Janine is a published author in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees, appears on The Huffington Post and at Confessions of A Mommyaholic.

Little faces that I have loved from before I even laid eyes on them;

Shining eyes that can look right through to very my soul;

Wrinkled up noses that love to take in the smell of my perfume and ask would I share a bit, too;

Sweet Lips that speak my name so softly or loudly depending upon their mood;

Pounding hearts that beat rhythmically and happily in my presence;

Tiny fingers that hold my hand through good and bad times as well;

Round Bellies that I have blown raspberries on eliciting pure delight and squeals;

Legs that run to me in times of need or want and still run from me to be chased in a game of hide and go seek;

Ticklish toes that love to be kissed even in the stinkiest of moments;

These are quite simply my girls.

For those who don't know me, I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful and wonderful little girls who I love and adore, but who can even on a good day drive me quite mad. I think most moms can agree that children are blessing, but can try even the most patient of people. However, they do very much inspire me.

My good friend and a fellow Hubpages writer Michelle (Midget34) told me to write on what inspires me, especially with poetry. So, I took her advice and the above poem was born out of it. I am not a poet by any means, but for some reason I sat down looking at a recent picture of them and the above came to me and hit me like a bolt of lightening. Thank you Michelle and thank you to my girls, Emma, who is 3 years old and Lily, who just turned 2 years old.

Yes, I really have two girls only 16 months apart (get asked more often then not if they are twins) and as crazy as it may sound and be around my house everyday, they are mine and wouldn't change a minute of it, but maybe then again when they act like this all beats are off. Just joking, seriously I love my little girls!! I am probably prejudice, but who wouldn't just look at the faces in the picture below that inspired me and prove me wrong.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Beautiful, Janine!!! Quite the poet you are too!! And describes them so well. Sharing!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Aw! absolutely beautiful poem, and the photo is so gorgeous! lol!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Way to go Janine, awesome poem and adorable subject! Hello to Lily and Emma!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Seriously, thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me get over my fear of poetry. I love you for it and just can't thank you enough!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so very much Nell. Shh, I took this picture with my iPhone and cheated on my husband's Canon camera here, but thought it came out awesome, because I just caught them in the moment!

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      They is the CUTEST!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you Linda. I totally have Michelle and my girls to thank for this one. Michelle was my cheerleader and my girls did all the hard work being cute!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, that was so beautiful! The perfect way to end my day on HP. Thank you for bringing a great deal of beauty into the world...twice!

      Sharing because people need to see what a great mother looks like.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks so very much Chris!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh my god, you just made me cry Bill. I have been working on a article all day too for H.O.W. and this one I had finished yesterday, but also was tweaking in the last minute. But just so happy to share this one with everyone and my girls are really just my life!!

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      Flemily 4 years ago

      Beautiful Janine and you ARE a poet! That picture of your girls is precious...

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      They are beautiful just like you and your writing. Thanks for sharing this. It's the closest I'll get to experiencing what it's like to have a daughter :) Kelley

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so very much Emily and when I took that picture I was amazed how the two of them were just so happy and that I got that shot on the first try. You could probably relate that that rarely happens with little kids!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks Kelley and so happy to share my girls with you. It is truly my pleasure :) :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      janine, your kids are really adorable and they just look like you!..it's like little you!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so very much Myz and love hearing they look like me. Everyone says my older looks more like my hubby even though she has the darker hair, but my younger I get is more me, but nice to hear that you see a bit of me in both!!

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      Gigigirl 4 years ago

      I had no idea of your talent as a poet! You have all kinds of surprises in store.....a beautiful piece. Keep up the good work. Love you...

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is so cute and touching, Jan! Beautiful poem..... I will copy it and give it to my little girls, LOL..... of course, sharing it, voting everything++

      Yeah, your little girls are so adorable!!

      :)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. A father who raised a daughter, and spoiled her as only a father can.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      There are things you've forgotten to say, not just how you love them each day.

      The food they love may be baked sweets, that's what you post in your tweets.

      Your time alone is very rare, bathroom visits they make without care.

      And night time it's head next to head, as they come and share in your bed.

      And it's time for the terrible two's, potty training, and paying your dues.

      Yet, they're growing so quickly you say, they're ready for new I-phones today!

      Yet, we know that beyond woes you sometimes sing, it's smiles to you they always bring.

      Simply, because you love them.

      Great job, Janine!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      How can anyone resist those sweet angelic faces? You are truly blessed, Janine.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Janine, this is great! 'Blowing rasperries' really made me laugh becuase I did this to my daughter when she was as young as your two. Now she blows her own raspberries :o( Yes, parenthood is hard work sometimes but the things that you touch upon so wonderfully here are the only things that matter!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh Janine after this poem you cannot ever say' I am not a poet again.'

      Beautiful words on one of life's gems ;being a mother!!Your two little girls are so beautiful and I know just how proud of them you are. I also know that as they grow up they will also be proud of their mum.

      Again A wonderful poem and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      Sweet poem and ode to your girls. It makes so much sense, too, after reading your blogs about them. Have a wonderful day, Janine. :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks Aunt Gloria. I didn't know I had it in me either to write poetry, but I thanks the girls and my friend Michelle on here, too. Love you also and thanks for reading, commenting and being so kind always!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so very much LaThing and happy you will share with your girls, too. Thanks also for the votes and share, too!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      My pleasure MHatter99 and so very happy to share with other parents of girls, too!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Richard, I should have hired you to write a poem about my girls, because you too hit the nail on the head here and can tell you have gotten to know my girls very well in the time we have known each other. Seriously loved your take and may need to jot this one down too :) :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh Dianna, thank you seriously for all your kind words always and here too about my girls!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks so much Julie and am so glad you could relate with the raspberries with your own daughter and I agree parenthood can truly hard work, but moments like these are what it is all about!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks Eddy and guess you are right that I truly can't say I am not a poet again. I just can't believe how easily this did flow out of me and still a bit shocked. Thank you so much for all your kind words always and your friendship means the world to me. Hope you too are enjoying your day!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks Cyndi for not only reading my blogs faithfully, but for following me on here too. Hope you are having a wonderful day too and thinking about you as you make your trek home today!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      This is so beautiful. Gotta hand it to you, I cannot do poetry at all. Loved this and love all you say about your girls. It's amazing how our lives change when we have a child(ren). Voted up and shared.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Glimmer Twin Fan, I said this all the time that I don't do poetry and seriously meant, but then the other night and set an just thought of my girls looking at that picture and out this came. So never say never is what I learned. Doesn't mean I will be writing poetry every other day, but at least I know I am capable. Thanks seriously for your kind words, vote and share, too!!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Such darling girls! Your poem speaks your heart for them. :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      thank you so very much RTalloni and appreciate you reading and your kind comment, too!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      There is no doubt poetry is in your blood ;) Your girls are lovely and it is so good to see you enjoying them while you can. They grow so fast...keep making those memories and writing about them...its good for you and for us too!

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you so much Mary for saying that. I really am still getting used to the fact that I can write poetry and don' think I have taken that one completely in yet. That aid, seriously thank you for always being so kind to me and for the votes here too!!

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Hi Janine, I wish you all the best and unlimited happiness!

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      That pic of your little girls is priceless! When you brought up raspberries, good memories of my childhood came my way! Thank you for that and for writing this! Loved your poem!!!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I have four daughters, so I feel your love and pride. My first two were born 18 months apart...I was pretty busy, too.

      Your girls are beautiful.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so very much Mike and totally appreciate your kind words and wishes here, too!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks so very much too Audra and happy to have brought up some good childhood memories for you also!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks Mary and knew you would be able to relate with your oldest having been 18 months apart also. I very much appreciate your kindness and support always!!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Sorry for the lateness dear Janine; this poem made people's days. So wonderful to read a piece of yours filled with love for your children. The journey started even before you even had a chance to say hi and shake hands with them. Tremendously touched by the outporing feelings expressed in this hub. Wonderfully written my friend! Lily approved and shared...!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you so very much Joseph and no worries just so happy to see you here, but can totally understand (it is just ever so crazy around here everyday and can so relate!!). That said seriously thank you for your lovely words and for the share too :) :)

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Adorable Janine. One of your best hubs yet! Your girls are precious and I love that you wrote a poem too. Vote up and sharing too. Hugs.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Aww, thank you so very much Christy for saying such lovely things here and also for the votes, share and tweet, too :)

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      very sweet poem and yes your daughters look like twins. Emma & Lily are both very cute.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks Lovedoctor926 for your kind words!!

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      nmdonders 4 years ago

      They are so sweet. You're a lucky lady. They look so happy and you obviously adore them. Thanks for sharing :)

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Lovely poem + Beautiful Kids = Wonderful Mother !

      Have a great day! :-)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      NMDonders, I thank you so very much for saying such lovely things and can't deny how much I love my girls!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Ignugent17, thank you for the cute math equation here and very much appreciate your kind words. Hope you too are having a great day!!

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      Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

      So sweet and touching. I laughed at the "stinky toes" line. And the photo is beautiful.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks so much Louisa and glad you enjoyed the stinky toes line and my photo of my little girls, too!!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Janine- what a cute, touching, loving poem. your girls are little angels and your creativity is astounding. Awesome.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks so much Docmo. Have missed you so and just so happy to see you here. I totally appreciate your kind words and just couldn't get over your beautiful new Christmas poem, too!!

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      They are so cute... and for a person who says, "I am not a poet by any means" you prove your words wrong... beautiful poem just like you and your sweet baby girls...)

      voted beautiful

      have a wonderful day ahead.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Life Iz Beautiful, thank you so very much for stopping by, reading and your awesome comment. Truly appreciate that and the votes too. Hope you too are having a wonderful day!!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A lovely poem with a lovely photo of your little girls! It is indeed heartwarming, reading your sweet poem about your pretty princesses. Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up & shared on Facebook

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks so much Ish and as always I truly appreciate your kindness and for the votes and sharing all over!!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Very cool poem, Janine. Beautiful sentiments, thanks for sharing. My oldest daughters two children are 16 months apart. :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks so much Denise and love knowing that someone else (you) have two girls 16 months apart. It was definitely a bit of a surprise in the beginning, but now I truly couldn't picture it any other way!!

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      mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

      Enjoyed this little glimpse into your world. What precious little girls. They'll keep you on your toes, even when they're grown. I should know, I have them too! Plus three boys.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks Mizjo and god bless you and your two girls and three boys, too!!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I know there are no words to adequately describe the love you feel for these precious children. I have two girls born 18 months apart, and what a handful they were when they were small.

      Beautiful Poem for your girls. I voted UP, etc.etc.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks Mary and seriously love knowing that you too had girls similar in age difference and all turned out relatively well!! Thank you so very much again!!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      I love this poem, beautiful and filled with love for your daughters. They are so cute and adorable!! Voted up -awesome and beautiful.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks so very much Vellur and was again so happy to share this here with the Hubpages community!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi, Janine! A happy new year to your girls.....say hello to Emma and Lily again. Sharing again too.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, a very Happy New Year to you too again and thanks for re-sharing this one!!

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      How lovely are your children! It's so fitting that an equally beautiful poem is made for them. Voted up and beautiful. :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you so very much Vibesites for your kind words and votes, too!!!

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      AudreyHowitt 4 years ago

      What a tender write Janine!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks as always Audrey!!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      This is just adorable!! ^_^ LOVE it... voting a bunch and sharing! 16 months apart... how did you do it??

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks Sasha and still not sure many days how I did with them 16 months apart!! Seriously, love them, but it truly wasn't easy at times.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Well that doesn't help my worry, lol ^_^ I'm pregnant with my third and he/she will be born only 17 months from my last. :/ Luckily my oldest is in the mommy's little helper faze.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh congrats and swear it does get easier as they get a bit older. My two girls play with each other and do keep each other occupied quite often. So happy for you an seriously congrats again!!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Truly amazing! They look so cute!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks DDE and truly my pleasure to write and share this one!!

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      I can't believe I'm only getting to this hub of yours now. It's beautiful Janine! I didn't know you could write poetry...wow! It seems there is nothing that YOU can't do! ;-)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks so much Melanie and this was my first try in years with poetry and haven't done another since, because I can do it I suppose, but not as comfortable of a medium for me. But seriously thank you!!

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      So beautiful poem! I also have two girls and I know exactly what you means. Voted!

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so much for the votes and for understanding my poem, too!!

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