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untitled- January 3, 2011

She sits on the floor,

My tiny wife,

With our tiny daughter-

Who is growing

So fast

That she is no longer

Tiny.

Now

Nine months old

And already

Half her mother’s height,

She plays blissfully

Unaware

Of her own growth

And development

And even more

Unaware

Of her mother’s growth

As a mother.

The tiny woman

Who approached her

Pregnancy

With blissful ignorance

And very little fear,

Has become

Her own mother,

In many ways,

And without the convenience

Of proximity-

With her family

Half a globe

Away.

When our daughter was born,

The fear finally settled in,

As the

“What now”

Gripped her.

But now,

After just nine months

Of hands-on motherhood,

She has blossomed

And risen to the challenge

Of caring for

And shaping

A beautiful little life.

Her smiles

And laughter

Are so relaxed

And genuine-

Signs of a quiet

Strength

That only a mother

Can possess.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

January 3, 2011

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