Grow Mama Blast From The Past: Pause

If I interrupt this silent reverenceWith a hurry up, come, what do you see?I divert her quiet moment with nature,And point it instead at me.At screens, voices, more stimulation,Questions, answers and explanationsBut what really matters, what makes it real,Is that here she learn to listen and feel.Touching the textures and rhythms of creationThis reverence may one day lead to worshipOne day she may hear the pulsing glorificationFrom rocks under foot and … [Read more...]

First Year

Seems like just yesterday when I held you for the first time,I thanked Allah for the gift, as your eyes looked into mine.Seems like just yesterday when you smiled your first smile,I felt my heart melt, for you did it in such style.I watched you grow as you hit each milestone,Couldn’t help but think where have the months flown?Rolling over was one of you firsts,Then you started teething, making it a pain while I nursed.But nothing comes easy, so I prayed for the best,And all a … [Read more...]

Pause

If I interrupt this silent reverenceWith a hurry up, come, what do you see?I divert her quiet moment with nature,And point it instead at me.At screens, voices, more stimulation,Questions, answers and explanationsBut what really matters, what makes it real,Is that here she learn to listen and feel.Touching the textures and rhythms of creationThis reverence may one day lead to worshipOne day she may hear the pulsing glorificationFrom rocks under foot and leaves over … [Read more...]

The Joys of Mothering Twins

The following are true events, though they may not have necessarily happened in the sequence mentioned.Who can deny,Who can refute,That Baby’s actions,Are really cute?Imagine then,That you have not one,But two little babies,On the run.We start the morning,With warm oatmeal,This isn’t going well,I begin to feel.Then one grabs the spoon,Excited and squealing.Where’s the food gone?Onto the ceiling.Now they’re both off,To the shoe rack,To chew and gnaw, … [Read more...]

Only A Sister

Who would bring meals through sunshine or rain,Who would bring meals through comfort or pain,When you’re down with something called morning sickness,You vomit so much you’re almost insane?Only a sister.You’re so heavy you can’t even walk,You can’t bend down to put on your sock,Doctor said you can’t leave the house,Just sit quiet as a little mouse,You know how hard that is, Doc?Who would cook for you in a state like this?Only a sister.Your new house is a total dis … [Read more...]


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