Yawning, clutching and winding down
My bed is a slumber haven for my weary head
I think of the day past and relive some of the events
No drama, no biting remarks, just love and respect
My mind fills with small arms around my neck
Tears I have wiped away and cheeks I have kissed
I wonder whether I have done things right
Did I say the right things?
Did I listen to them enough?
Did my children feel safe when I tucked them in tight?
I question my job as a parent on a daily basis
Some days I need improvement
And I hate to admit this
But today I think I did good
Today I was there when they wanted to talk
I was there with my shoulder
And my never ending embracing hug
I clutch the blankets closer
Sleep pulling me in
And I smile a deep smile as I surrender to it
My children are sleeping soundly
My days work is done.
I can be safe in the knowledge that today’s battles were won
There will be more days
When I feel lost and failing
But for today I smile and accept the glorious feeling of just being Mom