If I knew then what I know now…

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to share a poem. It was written by my late grandmother, herself a mother of ten. She loved writing poetry and left the world with an abundance of wisdom through them. This one in particular is a wonderful reminder to enjoy every part of motherhood- even the hard parts. Is it just me, or does time accelerate once one becomes a mother? I’m certain it does. 


I’ve loved my job, wanted none other.

My job was just being a mother.

I’ve wiped the tears, and rears, and noses, 

Accepted dandelions as if they’re roses. 

I’d get them up and help them dress, 

Feed the crew and clean the mess. 

My hours were from dawn to dawn, 

But then, too soon, their youth is gone. 

No more tracks of muddy feet;

Now my house stays clean and neat. 

And if I had known then what I know now, 

I’d have loved it all much more somehow

By Shirley Ann LaFave (copyright 1984)

Happy Mother’s Day!! 

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