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My Memorial Day: High Noon on a Friday

Updated on July 29, 2015

My Memorial Day: High Noon on a Friday

Memorial Day Weekend

Seems like yesterday

When my firstborn

Came into view

High Noon

On a Friday

I first saw you

Young myself

Nurse showed me

How to nurse you

I could not believe

You were really mine

How I snuggled you

And held you tight

I could not quit kissing

Your soft cheeks

Or letting your small hands

Grasp mine

Now you are grown

Much taller than me

And still I look at you

And can’t believe

How one as beautiful

Came from me

© 2013 ocfireflies

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Denise,

      Thank you for your support. I will have to check out your poem honoring your daughter. So nice to hear from you. It has been raining off/on for days, but today is does not seem to stop. I really needed a little sunshine. Thank you for sending some my way.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      What a lovely poem honoring the birth of your first born. (Sigh). I have a grandson who was born on the 4th of July! :)

      I have knowledge of that special bond between mother and first born. I also wrote a tribute to my daughter called, To my first born. She was born in December...

      Rated up/U/B and pinned.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Kim--Oh, yes, I love talking about my children! :-) I have two daughters, ages 7 and 5. My little one will be in kindergarten in the fall---time flies! Thank you for asking. I noticed above that you have grown sons. I hope life has been good to them!! ~Lurana

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Lurana,

      Thank you so much. If it is okay to ask, how many children do you have?

      Kim

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      This is so sweet and moving....I will also never forget the first time I held my babies. Beautiful poem! :-) Lurana

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      The same as you. : )

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Two grown up sons, and you?

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Fossillady,

      Thanks for stopping by. If it is okay for me to ask, how many children do you have?

      Kim

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Beautiful warm memories . . . sigh

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Jamie,

      It touches me that I touched you... especially since you are a dad. I know the relationship my sons have with me is different in some ways from the relationship they have with their dad, but just as special.

      Kim

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      This brought a tear to my eyes. My children are growing up so fast in t front of me, sometimes I feel like I have missed so many things. Jamie

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Theater girl,

      How beautiful to have had your daughter on Mother's Day weekend.

      My other son was born on Labor Day Weekend so I intend to write one for him when September rolls around.

      Smiles,

      Kim

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Lovely, very lovely....my daughter was born Mother's Day weekend and I can relate to getting a gift like that on a special holiday!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Thanks so much. It happens so quickly.

      Kim

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely delightful. No matte what your child will always be your baby bigger than you or not.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      sweethearts2,

      Thank you for stopping by and yes, they continue to be our babies.

      Ann,

      I am sure your children are lucky to have you as their mom.

      PurvisBobbi44,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I will have to check out your hub for your pieces about Appalachians. I believe there are a lot of us around here with ancestors from Germany.

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      What a lovely poem from the heart---so sweetly worded from the start.

      I noticed you are from Appalachian Mountians of NC. I love writing about people from the Appalachian Mountains.

      Some of my ancestors landed in the Carolinas from Germany and Switzerland.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Ann 4 years ago

      I love this poem ,it could very well be me saying those thing for God has bless me with three wonderful childrens. keep going girl

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      They may grow taller but they are always our babies. Well done!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      billybuc,

      Thank You. I am the lucky one. Interestingly enough, my other son was born during Labor Day Weekend and will write a poem dedicated to him in September. SMILES.

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, that was lovely. What a lucky child you have to have you as a mother. I loved this!