The Blessed Life-A Poem for Parents
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.
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.