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The Blessed Life-A Poem for Parents

Updated on January 27, 2014

Parenting is hard.

There are times when I find that being a parent is most exhausting. I have 4 children ages 4-11. Sometimes I just need a break. I think breaks are really good. I think it is wise to read a good book or watch a much loved movie. I also am a fan of catnaps. It’s amazing what 15 minutes of extra sleep can do for ones’ outlook on life.

When I get discouraged in my parenting journey I am reminded of how fast time goes by. It seems only yesterday when I was changing diapers and snuggling with my little ones. My oldest son is almost as big as I am now and I really don’t know when it happened. Did it happen all at once or was it a slow gradual thing?

I wrote this poem to remind myself and other parents of how precious our time with our children is. I hope you enjoy it!

They are only this age once.

Jack, Sam, Luke, and Noel
Jack, Sam, Luke, and Noel | Source

The Blessed Life

There will come a day when there’ll be rest,

There’ll be no hands to wash or extra food to bless.

The house will be quiet and peace will abound.

The bathrooms will sparkle clean all around.

The wallet and pocketbook will be finally full

And there’ll be no more repeating every rule.

And on that day I will look around

And silently wish for the laughing sound

Of children fighting or at play

Or of things that bother me today.

So in my heart of hearts I know

It’s best to be thankful for them as they grow.

For while challenges and hardships may arise

This is a most blessed time of our lives.

My bathroom may always have that smell

And there are times when no one is well.

But what can be hard and heavy now

Will one day be looked upon with fondness somehow.

So take heart my frazzled dad or mom

And be forever grateful when you look upon,

The little ones God has blessed you with

And the truly exciting life you live.

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    • joycampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Joy Campbell 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for the really nice comments. I know I will miss these days someday when they have lives of their own. Hopefully there will be grandkids.:)

    • Jonathan Bingham profile image

      Jonathan Bingham 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Right on. I believe that is the best perspective to have as a parent.

    • North Wind profile image

      North Wind 

      4 years ago from The World (for now)

      I love the poem. It is well said and expresses the truth. A house seems so empty when children have grown up and moved out. As someone grown up now I miss the days when I was young and the house was full of laughter and fun. Great hub! It is always nice to see a mother who is grateful for her children. They are in good hands.

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