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A Baby For Life, You Always Will Be.

Updated on March 12, 2011
Rebecca, Craig and Callum, my beautiful babies
Rebecca, Craig and Callum, my beautiful babies

For My Son, 23 But Still My Precious Baby.

It rained the day you were born, cool showers in the morning.

You where not due today, but impatient as ever, you arrived early.

A baby elephant was born in the zoo, I overlooked the event whilst I was having you.

At 8lb 4oz you where quite a weight, natural childbirth, I was happy to meet you.

Cry as you did,you did not hinder my joy, for once those eyes opened all memories of pain fled away.

Blond hair and perfect blue eyes, those lungs of yours sang in praise of birth.

"You have a live one here", the midwife said, oh how correct she was in the end.

Never did sleep, never closed an eye, but those smiles could melt the coldest of hearts.

First day at school I remember it well, so cute in your uniform, grey and blue.

A proper little man standing waiting for the school bus, I wanted tears, but there was none.

Full of confidence far advanced in years, you waved and smiled from the back seat.

I could still smell you on my gloves, and went home alone, to bake you a treat.

Teenage years, they where a laugh. So much trouble you got into and all I expected was a grazed knee.

You challenged me my son, took me to the limit. But I never once turned my back on you.

Those precious moments when we hugged, late at night, no friends watching. The TV on watching a film,

Laughing, crying and just sitting still. How I miss those days now that you have grown.

Grown into a man with a child of your own.

For once Rebecca came along I knew I would lose you, not jealous of course, but still feel the pain.

Now Callum has been born, and I love him just the same.

Blond hair, blue eyes and such a handsome child. Such precious life to nurture.

Although my neediness is far greater than yours, you will always be my baby,

For life and evermore.

My darling son Craig, a mother's love never falters.

I will always be in your life, a mother to you and a nanny to Callum.

I will always be there even in spirit, my babies to care for are more than just a habit.

Callum waiting for dinner
Callum waiting for dinner

Friendship and Guidance

Wayne Brown, WillStar, Sofs, Mrs J.B, b. Malin, No-Clue, bobbirant, I write in awe of you all. Thank you so much for all your poetic advice. I am still one of your trainees and so happy to allow you all to be the teacher.

To all my HubPages followers, each an everyone of you aspire me to continue writing, thank you all so much.


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    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Another must read just one more time... You write beautiful poetry.. Submit your works.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you no-clue, your comments always amaze me, coming from such a talented writer, God bless

    • No_Clue profile image


      7 years ago

      I have some catching up to do with you, star! This read brought warm fuzzy tears to my eyes! Man! This is a most lovely, loving, tender piece to read! I just love it! Up across the board!

    • Fossillady profile image


      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Precious photo of Callum! A mother's love is grand indeed. I have a 23 year old son of my own, no children yet. Looking forward to it someday!

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Nettie: OMG HE IS SO DAMN CUTE!!! I love the Leprechaun outfit. The little buckle shoes... That too was a nice tribute to your son and even with a kind word for Rebecca... ( smile ) Also Thank You for mentioning me in both your hubs... I was surprised but it brought a huge smile to my face. Hey and IN AWE OF ME??? The one who always violates the terms and gets bumped???

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      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      So beautiful! My Mother in law cried in the days after I married her son. She didn't tell me until years later, and I never understood until I became a Mom myself. God Bless!

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Bill my friend, such an honour for me to read your comment. No Bill, I am only practising. As for yourself and Wayne, I really appreciate the journey you both take me on. And even more, your encouragement of which I am always in your debt.

      acaetnna Thank you for stopping to read. I do not feel at ease with poetry yet, but for the moment I am happy to keep trying.

    • acaetnna profile image


      7 years ago from Guildford

      Oh well this is so lovely and what a beautiful baby.

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I think your poetic training days are over.

      (Or were you training us?)


    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi Susan, I wish my son needed me as much as I need him. I have cried many a tear since he left home and even today the hurt carries on. Kids eh who would have them lol

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This was such a delight to read. What a beautiful poem you have written here.


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