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Friday, July 10, 2009

Loving 2

My precious boys Elijah & Lucas

Loving Two

I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand,

basking in the glow of our magical relationship.

Suddenly I feel a kick from within,

as if to remind me that our time alone is limited.

And I wonder: how could I ever love another child as I love you?

Then he is born, and I watch you.

I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you’ve never shared me before.

I hear you telling me in your own way, “Please love only me”.

And I hear myself telling you in mine, “I can’t”, knowing, in fact, that I never can again.

You cry. I cry with you.

I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared.

A relationship we can never quite have again.

But then, barely noticing,

I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty.

I’m afraid to let you see me enjoying him, as though I am betraying you.

But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, f

inally to genuine affection.

More days pass, and we are settling into a new routine.

The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast.

But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just we two.

There are new times – only now, we are three.

I watch the love between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other.

I watch how he adores you – as I have for so long.

I see how excited you are by each of his new accomplishments.

And I begin to realize that I haven’t taken something from you,

I’ve given something to you.

I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you.

I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong.

And my question is finally answered, to my amazement.

Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you – only differently.

And although I realize that you may have to share my time,

I now know you’ll never share my love.

There’s enough of that for both of you – you each have your own supply.
I love you – both.

And I thank you both for blessing my life.

Author Unknown

Both my boys are such a blessing
Have a great weekend everyone


  1. Oh, what a lovely poem, Em, and what an image to go with it. Two beautiful boys!

  2. There's nothing can compare a mother's feeling looking at their lovely kids.

    Both of your son are adorable. Am happy I can follow their lives through our online friendship.

    Another blessings. Take care, girl and hugs to both of your angels.

  3. Your boys are beautiful. I hope you are enjoying your time with them both.

  4. That poem is so touching! I have never seen it before! To select such a poem to celebrate both your boys is truely a sign of magical happiness!

  5. Hi Em,

    what beautiful words - how true!
    Congratulations again on the safe arrival of your little man...what beautiful children - what a gift huh!

    Luv Lee x

  6. lovely photo Em - they are two gorgeous looking boys!


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