I was going to save it until Mother’s Day, but I couldn’t wait that long. All you busy, frazzled, or otherwise moms need to read this.
I’m Okay – Rabona Gordon from “Chicken Soup for the Soul”
The house is a mess, the dishes are dirty.
I’m too old for this stuff, I’m well over thirty!
The car is not clean, my hair is a wreck,
And I’ve already spent Friday’s paycheck.
The laundry needs washing, the kids are too rowdy,
And I never have time for a leisurely: Howdy.
With all that I do, its never enough,
It’s nevery quite finished, it always looks rough.
I looked in the mirror and what did I see?
A harried old stranger, where I used to be.
The hurrier I go, the behinder I get,
Today is tomorrow, and I’m not caught up yet.
My kids are growing at such a fast pace,
That I’m missing their childhood for the sake of this race.
I work and I clean and I cook and I say
Hit the books, clean your rooms! There’s no time for play.
Well, the Lord for some reason, chose ME with care
of three of His children, but I’m rarely there!
I’ve GOT to slow down lest theres nothing to show
For my role as their mom when they pack up and go!
I’m only one person, but look through my door,
What appears to be one, divides into more.
I’m a chauffeur, a cook, a planter of trees,
A teacher, an umpire, a mender of knees.
Sometimes, I forget that deep down inside,
There’s a lady with feelings, and last night she cried.
She gets tired and lonely, and feels taken for granted,
She wants to see blooms from the seeds that she’s planted.
Then amidst all the turmoil in the mind-bending pace,
My little ones look at me square in the face…
And just when I need it, they, all in one day,
say: Momma, I love you, and then…I’m OKAY!
So for you Moms sometimes think it isn’t worth it! Just remember to be OKAY! Easier to say then to do, I’m sure! I love all you moms! This world wouldn’t be the same without ya’ll!
P.S. If that poem was of encouragement I would love to know…just leave me a comment! *wink* I gotta get my comments somehow!