A friend with young children sent me a couple of pictures today that reminded me how precious and fleeting that time of life is when your children are small.
The pictures of my friend’s little one were all smiles, joy, simplicity and innocence, evoking memories of when my son was a toddler.
I remember the way my heart grew beyond its capacity when I became a parent – and that the way my son looked at the world changed my own perspective on life and what’s important. It still does.
That was just a few minutes ago. But somehow my son is 20 now.
The author Elizabeth Stone said:
Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
So this haiku is dedicated to all parents of little ones (and once-little ones who’re all grown up now) as today’s effort for National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo).
calla lily caresses
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