Monday, February 6, 2012

Mothers can wait


If I balanced some books atop your head,
would that stop you from growing so tall?
If I make you a house from gingerbread,
Will you promise me to always stay small?

If we go to a pond for some fishing,
If I play catch with you every day;
If I show you a bright star for wishing,
Will you promise to never go away?

Why is it time will never stand still,
To allow me delight in your giggles?
Why can’t I always keep inside the thrill,
When you tiptoe and walk with wiggles?

If you could only stay a child forever,
On the beach we would build castles of sand.
I want to make memories that never,
Wash away in the tides life has planned.

So, slow down, don’t be in such a hurry,
For your tomorrows to come and to go.
I don’t want us to live with such worry,
I’d miss one second watching you grow.

K. G. Hutchins
February 5, 2012

Dad (Hutchins) wrote me this poem after he read a recent post about Gabe and I. I loved it and wanted to share. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


  1. Love it. I maybe teared up a little.

  2. ditto the above comment.
    and as much as I want them to promise, I would never ever make them do it.
    kids are a blessing.
    in the thick of it, it seems like forEVER...
    and then you blink,
    and they're gone.

  3. I'm Karen Madison--and I can't figure out how to publish without being anonymous. Sorry. Love your blog and sweet family!

  4. Beautiful poem. I am going to be gone most of the day, so I wanted to report I am down 2.4lbs this week. I hope you see this. Jodi