That Boy, This Mama

That little boy,

The one with bright eyes,

Wide and filled with wonder,

Watches ever so closely.

 

When he sees her

Mind her manners and

Speak with love,

He does the same.

 

When he sees her

Confidently swap her apron

For a tool belt,

He does the same.

 

When he sees her

Voice strong opinions and

Stand up for what she believes in,

He does the same.

 

When he sees her

Chase her dreams

Relentlessly,

He does the same.

 

When he sees her

Treat all of God’s creatures

With love and respect,

He does the same.

 

This young mother,

The one with tired eyes,

Kind and filled with love,

Watches him ever so closely.

 

When she sees him,

Gleefully singing off-key and

Dancing about freely,

She does the same.

 

When she sees him

Be honest and

Say what’s on his mind,

She does the same.

 

When she sees him

Turn strangers into friends

With a heartfelt smile,

She does the same.

 

When she sees him

Take on challenges

Without fear of failure,

She does the same.

 

When she sees him

Love wholeheartedly

Holding nothing back,

She does the same.

 

That boy, this mama

A generation apart

Walking, teaching, learning.

His little hand in hers.


Happy motherhood Photo credit: MyTudut / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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