Poem for a long awaited child

Remember When

I remember when I first dreamt

Of the day you would arrive.

I wished and prayed our time together

Would finally be real

And not just a fantasy.

How could someone so small

Take over our entire lives?

I remember when I held you in my heart

Long before I would ever hold you in my arms,

With your wonder-filled eyes

Looking up at me.

I remember when I craved

The feel of your soft cheek

Resting against my chest.

As you lay sleeping,

The image stirs up dreams of the day

You would take your first steps,

Say your first words,

Smile for the first time,

Have your first date,

Grow up and leave

Our happy nest.

The years continued to fly by

And still I dreamed of you.

I remember when

The Goddess promised me

You would be here some day soon.

Now is the time.

Nothing will stop you now.

Ready or not, here you come,

Racing toward the finish line.

I remember when

A moment of fear passed

As suddenly as it came.

The pain is part of the journey

To bring you home to me;

Your body flushed with excitement

As you heard your name.

Ten tiny fingers.

Ten tiny toes.

Eyes wide open

So you can finally see.

I remember when our eyes met

And all doubts disappeared.

Smiles of recognition

Replace all of our tears.

“Hello, Sweet Child.”

We finally meet.

We’ve waited so long

For you to arrive.

It’s our time at last.

Our family is complete.

©Tammy Dennings Maggy

11/1/2011

5pm

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6 thoughts on “Poem for a long awaited child

  1. David Knight says:

    Tammy, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.

    As i read, it almost felt as if God was saying it to ‘his child’ too.

    ps Can i ask…are you expecting…and if not what inspired you? God Bless

    Dave

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  2. Thank you, Edward and David. This poem means a great deal to me because my greatest wish is to be a mother. Over the years I pretty much gave up, but now I am in a place in my life where I think it’s a possibility again. Even if we are not able to conceive one of our own, we want to adopt. This poem is basically my letter to my child to be, whenever they arrive.

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    • David Knight says:

      Aaahh… with truth and hope like that you cannot fail Tammy. God knows your innermost and true desires… i hope your dream comes true for you both. This really is profound Tammy… God Bless Dave

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  3. This is beautiful 😉

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  4. Thank you, Joleene. I let a few of the new mother’s at my veterinary clinic read this and they loved it too. They gave me the idea to include it in the group of poems that I have framed in my shop on etsy.com. Several people have said that I captured what they were feeling when they learned they were going to be mothers. I wasn’t trying to do that specifically, just writing what came from my heart. I’m so happy that my poetry has touched so many other people.

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