Monday, April 19, 2010

magpie 10 watch

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**sorry my spacing is messing up. I have no idea why I can't fix this**
Watch Me
Watch me Mommy!
Her brow scrunched in concentration
as she knots the bunny ears of her laces.
There's hope in her eyes when she turns to me
that I will be amazed by her talent
and I am.
Watch me Mom!
I hold my breath, forcing myself to not cover my eyes.
His bike wobbles for a moment
but his grin never does.
When he stops he waits for my cheers
and I do.
Watch me Mom!
She twirls in the pink leotard
she so carefully picked out.
The cartwheel she turns are followed by a
proud "ta-da"
Her eyes find mine in the crowd to see my pride
and I am.
Watch me Mom!
He jumps on the trampoline
double back flips.
My last child to ask for my attention and praise.
I realize I need to savor these moments
and I do.

16 comments:

sheri... said...

oh, this was lovely and heartwarming! i am amazed and shocked at how quickly time passes and our children are gone...thanks for a wonderful reminder!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. a wonderful piece...yes do savor it...love these moments and as they grow they go by so much quicker...

willow said...

Oh, how I miss those "watch me's". Do savor them. They're gone all too soon.

Vicki Lane said...

Very nice -- I loved the framework of 'watch me's!

JennyMac said...

savor it indeed. Love this.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Do enjoy your children while you still can.
My kids do not ask me to watch them anymore.
lovely piece!
mine is here
this is my first magpie tale.
have you a great week.
hugs
shakira

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Oh,your daughter, Nae is so sweet and beautiful . I have two daughters but I cannot show their pictures as they forbid. Lucky you!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Tori - you make me feel wistful for when my twenty-somethings were little girls. Time is precious.

(PS - your spacing looks fine to me, but it may be happening because you're writing your blog post in a program like Word, which puts all kinds of hidden code into it. If that's the case, copy the finished piece onto Notepad (usually in your accessories folder) which will turn it to plain text and all the code will be removed. Adjust spacing and lines, then copy into your blog, where you can further format it to look the way you want.)

steviewren said...

Your piece reminds me of how fast those years flew past for me. My baby turned 26 this year. Whew, I can't believe it!

blueviolet said...

Oh my gosh, I just totally loved that!!! You're so my kind of mom!

joanny said...

Lovely, you captured the essence of standing in the middle of a rainbow and hearing laughter in a seashell.

Joanny

sheri... said...

wow! i'm tickled to see that you are actually following me, thanks so much!! i can't promise you'll always be entertained or thrilled but i'll always be as open and transparent as possible :) girl, you made my day!!

Anti-Supermom said...

Simply lovely, exactly what I need reminded of today ;)

Helen said...

Just for a day I would love to go back to the days when all four of my children were just that ~ wonderful, happy, energy-filled children. thank you for this .......

Bossy Betty said...

I remember those days! I would watch the same thing over and over again until I thought I would go crazy! Would I go back and do it all again? Oh yes.

otin said...

It must be tough on a mother when the "Watch me Mommy's" run out.