Inventory of a Mother of Three

What better Mother’s Day gift than a poem. This is the poem I wrote for my Mom. Feel free to share with your Mother. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who has a mother – which is everyone. Enjoy the poem!

Inventory of a Mother of Three

13,500 diapers changed and washed.
190 boo-boos bandaged.
234 kid colds tended.
11,000 goodnight kisses.
1,840 rocking chair sessions some with singing.
Countless lessons on manners and proper English
“himself,” “himself” not “hisself.”
90 homemade birthday cakes
made with our favorite meal.
Weekly walks, bike rides, x-country skiing
or hikes in the woods collecting leaves.
Occasional lickins and “you kids go outside.”
Teaching us to bake and make and share.
Encouraging our interests no matter how fleeting.
Giving up on getting us to clean our rooms
AKA pick your battles.
Listening without judgment.
Believing in us.
Forever love and forgiveness.
Always there.
Always Mom.

Thank you, Mom!
Love, Dawn

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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