Wordless Wednesday: Graduation Day

I just got home from my son’s pre-school graduation. My baby is growing up. The years, they are flying by too quickly. I feel so proud at this very moment, and the tears in my eyes are the proof.

I found this poem which so eloquently describes exactly how we moms feel, as our children blossom before our eyes.

Can I Carry You?

By Brad Anderson

I guess that I can hold you
one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you
so that you will always know.

Please let me tie your shoe again.
One day you’ll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time
I hope it’s love I’ve shown.

Can I help you put your coat on?
Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon?
Can I pick you out a treat?

One day you might just care for me,
so let me care for you.
I want to be a part
of every little thing you do.

Tonight could I please wash your hair?
Can I put toys in the bath?
Can I help you count your small ten toes
before I teach you math?

Please let me help you up the hill.
while you’re still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories
while you’re young and have the time.

I know the day will come
when you will do these things alone.
Will you recall the shoulder rides
and all the balls we’ve thrown?

I want you to grow stronger
than your mom could ever be.
And when you find success
there will be no soul more proud than me.

So will you let me carry you?
One day you’ll walk alone.
I cannot bear to miss one day
from now until you’ve grown.

Oh the tears. Can you relate?

xoxEDxox

8 Comments
  1. You have me in tears!! My sentiments exactly. Congratulations on your baby’s graduation. Time does fly too quickly.

  2. We went to my daughter’s Grade 6 graduation on Monday and I was an emotional mess all day. My last baby is going to high shool in September! I love the young lady that she is becoming but I can’t help missing the little girl that she was…..

  3. Thanks Erica, I am sitting at my computer crying. Ahhhh! I have my last little “baby” one more year and then he will be off to Kindergarten. I am going to print this poem and put it on my fridge as a reminder to really enjoy the moments, big and small. It is very easy to get frustrated on a daily basis and while I know that is normal for us moms, I also know I need to just stop, play and enjoy!!!

    Congrats on your little guy’s graduation!!!

  4. My baby starts college in 2 months. Trust me, it goes by too quickly so treasure every moment!!! One of the great things about growth is that there’s always a new stage to enjoy them in. I heard the quote recently that “Your baby will always be your baby, even if he has grey hair.” 🙂

  5. Ohhh Goodness…I am crying….LOVE it!!!! As a mommy with three boys, I totally understand this poem! I will be pinning!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    Blessings, Michelle

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