Friday, 20 December 2013

To My Growing Up Daughter

This poem made me tear up

"To My Grown-Up Son"

by Alice E. Chase
My hands were busy through the day,
I didn't have much time to play
The little games you asked me to,
I didn't have much time for you.

I'd wash your clothes; I'd sew and cook,
But when you'd bring your picture book
And ask me, please, to share your fun,
I'd say, "A little later, son."

I'd tuck you in all safe at night,
And hear your prayers, turn out the light,
Then tiptoe softly to the door,
I wish I'd stayed a minute more.

For life is short, and years rush past,
A little boy grows up so fast,
No longer is he at your side,
His precious secrets to confide.

The picture books are put away,
There are no children's games to play,
No goodnight kiss, no prayers to hear,
That all belongs to yesteryear.

My hands once busy, now lie still,
The days are long and hard to fill,
I wish I might go back and do,
The little things you asked me to.

upon reading this I have realized a lot of things.Things I might have missed when I was not at home with her,when I chose to work over staying and playing with her.

God knows how my heart breaks every time I leave her crying at home .

Dear Pia,

I miss being with you nak.I miss waking up and falling asleep beside you like before.(I can't do it now since I come home very late.)

I miss singing lullaby to make you sleep.(I can only do it weekend nights)

I miss reading books with you every night.(We now do it in the morning)

I miss your coos and babbles when you were little.( now that she can speak fluently,what else can I say? hehe)

I miss tickling you and playing with you.(We seldom do it now since mommy's still busy doing lots of things at home)

I miss preparing everything that you need.(now,You're lola prepares it for you.)

Time is ticking and days are flying so fast.If only I could freeze time and keep you from growing, I would. so I could hold you and carry you every minute.(Hayyss ,I can't carry you anymore anak,you're getting heavier each day eh.) I could kiss you thousand times everyday.I could be there and watch you grow.

(Hayyss O.A ko parang two palang naman anak ko.kung maka Why kids grow up sooooo fast.haha...)

In time anak...I love you!


  1. aw. ang bilis talaga ng panahon. kids grow up too fast. Nakakaloka. sana we can shout: "freeze!" then baby na lang sila forever. hehe

    1. true sis...ang hirap lng talaga pag working mom...sana lge nlng ako nsa tabi ng baby ko huhu...