Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Sometimes you get discouraged

Because I am so small

And always leave my fingerprints

On furniture and walls.

But every day I'm growing -

I'll be grown some day

And all those tiny handprints

Will surely fade away.

So here's a little handprint

Just so you can recall

Exactly how my fingers looked

When I was very small.

I've loved and appreciated this poem ever since my son made a calendar for me with his handprints along with this poem printed on the front.
That was way back when, when he was only 5 years old and in kindergarten.
He turns 19 this year :)
Since then it has served as reminder that we really shouldn't sweat the small stuff. We don't realize at the time that those handprints on everything are nothing short of a blessing! I sure miss my children being little, and although I have such fond memories of spending time with them, I was like so many of us and so busy working and in such a hurry that I didn't enjoy them as much as I could have.
Young moms....enjoy your little ones, b/c before you know it, they will be grown!
Happy Mothers day to all!


Carol Roll said...

Patty that poem leaves a lump in your throat! I remember Kipp with a head full of blonde curls. sigh....It does go by so fast!

bayrayschild said...

Patty your words are so true.

The wonderful thing about being a Mother is that some of us are blessed to relive cherished moments with our Grandchildren.

Happy Mothers Day!


Holly Hills Primitives said...

I love that poem! My oldest grandson gave that to me for Christmas when he was 2 years old. We should never take those little handprints for granted, whether it be our children or grandchildren. Where would we be if they were wiped away? Thank you for a great post! Happy Mother's Day, Dawn

Tallowberry Primitives said...

It's so true. I enjoyed reading it, thanks Patty.

Hope you, your daughter and your Mom all have a lovely Mother's Day.
Treasure the time together because it does go by so quickly.

Take care~Diane

Dogpatch Primitives said...

thank you girls!

Yes, a lump in my throuat too Carol, and to think of your Kipp w/ blonde curls, and now he is grown into such a handsome dark haired young man.

Audrey, you are so right. I'm so thankful for the time w/ my Zoey, as I know you are w/ yours....and a chance to not sweat the small stuff, and knowing what the important things in life really are.

Dawn, yes, we musn't take such precious things for granted is right!

Diane, thank you for stopping by.

Happy mothers Day to you all :)

Cookie said...

Happy Mothers Day sweet friend - you are so special to me!

May your day be filled with the love of those that bring you so much joy - have a wonderful day, buddy!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Awww... How sweet!!
Yes I agree. All the "things" in the world will never equal spendin' time with wee ones.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Patty. :> )

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Yes, Patty, you are so right...

Young mommies... please be sweet to your little ones... they grow up fast... then they want your car ! :o)

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day, Patty !