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When Your Child Teaches You. ..


On the day that you wake up
Doubting yourself
On the day that you wake
Wondering if you are doing okay as a parent
On the day that you wake up
Feeling that you suck at being a mother
On the day that you wake up
Worrying if you are raising them right
On the day you wake up confused
Not knowing what the next step should be
On the day that you wake up
Wanting to cry instead of laugh or smile
On the day that you wake up
Huddled and not wanting to climb out
It takes the lovingly made card
Of small hands
The painstaking drawing of hearts and kisses
Of the warm hug and the beautiful words
That sounds like music in your ears
‘Mummy you are the bestest ever!’
‘I made this for you’
For you to learn,
That you are doing well
That you are the bestest, despite your shortcomings
Those words are the turn key
That makes you climb out and wear your smile with joy
To flip pancakes with oodles of syrup
Sniffing and thanking God for these young arms.

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


56 thoughts on “When Your Child Teaches You. ..

  1. So sweet, Jacqueline, and so meaningful. I don’t save much, but I have all of the homemade cards that my kids wrote/drew for me as they were growing up. They are priceless. Now as adults, they get a few laughs when I drag them out, but they are so special to me. πŸ’

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  2. This is beautiful πŸ™‚ I love this one πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful card πŸ™‚ Being a mother is one of the greatest blessing πŸ™‚ I loved your words πŸ™‚

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  3. That lovely card is a token to show you that you’re doing a wonderful job! Children have a way of letting us know through their hugs, kisses, I love you’s….it’s all a clue!

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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