Poem: A Little Bit of Time Ago


A little bit of time ago,


I danced in the kitchen and jumped for joy.


I can remember the feeling I had that day,


when I found out my sweet babe’s a boy.




A little bit of time ago,


I was hazy from our nighttime feed.


I couldn’t believe how small you were,


And how much little one you would need.



A little bit of time ago,


You slept through the night the first time.


And I introduced you to fairy tales,


And you joined in the magic of a mother goose rhyme.



A little bit of time ago,


You took your first step as I cried.


And when you learned how to put on your shoes,


I watched from afar filled with pride.



A little bit of time ago,


I watched you on your first preschool day.


I realized you were ready to fly,


And if I stayed I would just get in the way.



A little bit of time ago,


I cheered you on from the sidelines so loud.


Even when you missed all those foul shots,


I want you to know I was always so proud.



A little bit of time ago,


We were picking out clothes for your first school dance.


We picked out a flower to give to your date,


As you put on a nice shirt and pants.



A little bit of time ago,


I held my breath as you learned how to drive.


And thanked God each night when you walked through the door,


That your guardian angels helped keep you alive.



A little bit of time ago,


You got your college acceptance letter as we both cried with glee.


I realized you were ready to fly again,


And if I stayed you would just want to be free.



A little bit of time ago,


You graduated and found a sweet wife.


You found your passion for your work,


And were ready to start your new life.



A little bit of time ago,


We would meet at your house for Sunday brunch.


But that one particular Sunday was different,


I guess I should call it a mother’s knowing hunch.



A little bit of time ago,


We danced in the kitchen and jumped for joy.


I can remember that feeling that day,


When I found out my babe is having a baby boy.



A little bit of time ago,


I watched as I gave you wings to fly.


So make each day a day full of joy,


It all goes by in the blink of an eye.

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