This Afternoon

She asked to be carried
With much hesitation and reluctance I obliged
Hugging me very tight her tiny arms around my grown up neck
She firmly whispered “I love you mommy, I love you so…”

In that moment of innocence
My heart fragile and painfully tired broke
Tears long held in pouring forth as words failed me

Quietly nodding, I held her longer
Gratitude and prayers sweeping my entirety…

45 responses »

  1. I feel so much emotion in this poem Boomie, and I do agree with your other commenters, many parents are holding their little ones a little tighter right now.

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