Yesterday, a baby went to sleep in my arms

Yesterday, a baby went to sleep in my arms,
and for a moment the world stopped.
I gazed at her in wonder, my heart overflowing with love.
A moment cherished, a moment stored in my heart,
A moment that flew past all too quickly.

 

The world turned, and the changes came
A Moses basket became a cot
The sleeping baby woke up, rolled over
Then suddenly was crawling off
Little coos became vowels and words
And each time I fell in love again
With the new person my little one became
Only for her to grow and change again

 

Each little milestone celebrated
First tooth, first steps, first birthday
That little baby who once needed me so much
Grew a little more independent every day
Each milestone bringing mixed feelings
Joy and pride in those little achievements
And sadness for so many moments
That had now just become memories

 

But every so often, there would be a moment
Where I caught a brief and beautiful glimpse
Of the baby she once was in the child she had become.

 

Today, a toddler went to sleep in my arms,
and for a moment the world stopped.
I gazed at her in wonder, my heart overflowing with love.
A moment cherished, a moment stored in my heart,
A moment that flew past all too quickly.

Yesterday, a baby went to sleep in my arms, and for a moment, the world stopped - Little Hearts, Big Love

 

Inspired by Mum Turned Mom for The Prompt #102 – “Grow”

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14 thoughts on “Yesterday, a baby went to sleep in my arms

  1. Sassy

    This is really beautiful, it’s scary to think how fast they grow and how quickly they develop. I’m glad you’re cherishing all the moments and lots of memories xxx #BloggerClubUK

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  2. Emma

    This is lovely! It really goes go so quickly doesn’t it?! I can’t believe how much Bo has changed in her first year and how much she has to come in the next. #BloggerClubUK

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  3. MudpieFridays

    Aww this is so lovely, and sums up how quickly they change, Monkey is now coming up to 4 and I am trying hard to cherish the memories from this age because before long I know he will be that grumpy teenager not wanting to converse!! Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week xx

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  4. Trista, Domesticated Momster

    Beautiful and so true how fast the time goes. I miss having a baby to cuddle and all the joys of a new little wonder but my baby years are done and now as I watch my toddlers grow I look forward to each new stage they bring. Although I’m loving the age of 6 which is my son. He’s a mommy’s boy and still kisses and hugs me when I drop him at school. Something I know someday will be gone. I am visiting from #BloggerUKClub.

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