When you walk in through that door
My heart begins to soar
Not only because you’re the one I’ve chosen to adore
I love you from my core but
It’s because I’m finally free!
Yay! Another pair of hands to help me feed
Kiss. Cajole. Put to sleep.
These children we’ve been given by God to keep.
Yes it’s a huge responsibility
But with you by my side I can climb mountains steep
You’re a great dad
Though sometimes I do get mad
Because after all I’m only human and can’t always be glad
Sometimes I think how can I care so much?
When you see me but don’t really notice I’m there
Except as a vehicle for all the care
It’s not your fault
your world is bigger than ours
you navigate a whole life,
your job is to focus
on the outside world
so that I am free to navigate mine
but I want you to realise
sometimes I worry
that the day they’re all gone
Will there be enough of me and you
To get through?
You look at me like I’m crazy when I mention this to you!
‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ will no longer be present
When the birds from our nest have flown off like the crescent
of the moon. One day there and a few days later barely a stalk
Maybe we will use this new time to talk?
Like we do in the evenings when the children are in bed
This is the time I look forward to, when we look ahead
to the future we are hoping for
We talk about the kids, our plans and more
We put our hope in our Lord
And our conversation strikes a chord
Yes, there will be a Rich Life with the kids
I just need to be like the owners of orchids
when the blooms drop, people assume the flower has died,
but this isn’t true! if you remain patient,
in about six months you’ll get to see them rebloom
One day we’ll rebloom.
We’ll sing to a new tune.
Yes I look forward to you coming through that door because
Sometimes I need a bit of time
Some time that I can call mine
yes I will hum
when I get it!
I will be more than Mum
When I have these thoughts
I try to remind myself
To not get to caught up
to be grateful for our health
our family is our wealth
and if that means I have to work harder for a while
so be it
we’ll have a lot to show for it
We’ll have travelled miles
and miles of parenting, we’d have learnt new styles
to deal with all this
to enjoy the moments of bliss
Sometimes I think you don’t understand
I once thought minute by minute you’d take me by the hand
When I think of you like this
I remind me
to be grateful because you put up with my insanity
So that I can lead a life of serenity
without the uncertainty
yes we rely on you
to do what you do
to keep our small world going round and round
with help from above,
you do what you do
So that I don’t have to.
And for that I thank you.