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Friday, May 7, 2010

Rocking chair days...

Rocking chair days…I felt lazy and slow,
Walking in a daze, waiting and dreaming.
I was a clock, my hands moved in rythm with the ticking of my baby's heart.

Rocking chair days… the vision I held on to as Pain
Knocked loudly and kicked down my walls.
My body was held prisoner but my spirit escaped to that cozy corner, that dear, sweet space.

Rocking chair days… early mornings, feeding time.
Amazed by the perfection of what was laying on my lap,
Rosie cheeks, tiny toes
 a fragile little hand surprisingly strong as it held on to my own.

Rocking chair days… cozy afternoons.
Idle hours spent with my baby sleeping on my breast.
It’s breath and mine one whisper, our hearts a perfect union.

Rocking chair nights… softly singing a lullaby,
Sleepy eyelids translucent and thin,
Tiny windows through which I saw my baby’s dreams.

Rocking chair nights… sleepless, disheveled, and tired.
Heavy, with dark circles under my eyes.
Oh, but what a brand new song was in my heart!

Rocking chair days… a place to read a story, share a cookie, dream some dreams,
and kiss a bruise good-bye.
 Anything was possible, everything was done.

Rocking chair days… the refuge we all sought,
The place we knew was safe.
At times I was the teacher, at times I learned instead.

Rocking chair days…they were no longer needed.
The magic it once held began to fade away,
Replaced by new adventures and the start of new beginnings.

Rocking chair days… how I thought of you today!
The book of youth and childhood has been written…
How I wish I could start over and begin it once again!

Rocking chair days… rocking chair nights,
Precious gems I’ve linked together
The best chapter of my life.

Wishing all you, lovely ladies, a beautiful Mother's day.

Photos by Weheartit.com and Bing Images


  1. HI Alina..wow..brilliant and so tender ..and heartwarmingly gorgeous..beautiful words and prose! Happy M day to you! Gorgeous photos all throughout!Blessings!

  2. That was so beautiful. There was more soothing and serene than holding my little one and rocking back and forth in chair. I sure do miss that feeling. My little one will soon be 27. Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Alina! You totally got me! Tears and a pressed together smile!

    Happy Mother's day to you, too!

    Love, katy

  4. I wish I had spent more "rocking chair" times with my son, instead of worrying about getting the chores done. Little did I know how those early years would flash by and I would long to have them back again.

  5. Alina, Happy Mothers Day!
    Your words and images are very touching and beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend with your family. I will be spending the Sunday with my spotty fur baby, Zigsa!:)
    Hugs to you.

  6. So very beautiful Alina.

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


  7. What an endearing tapestry of theme, portrait, and family photos!

  8. Happy Mother's Day Alina. Your post was just sooo beautiful! xo Paulette

  9. What a beautiful post!!! Your blog is fabulous, I love your photos and words, will look forward to reading more.xxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. Now you've made me shed tears Alina! This is sooo perfect... it pulls up so many precious rocking chair memories of my own three babies, and now my two sweet grandbabies as well. Thank you thank you~ xxxVicki

  11. Alina, I hope you had a good Mother's Day. Visiting you here at your lovely blog always warms my heart and feeds my spirit. blessings always.

  12. Kiki, thank you and Blessings to you too XX

    Mary, my "little ones" are 29 and 24, time flies, doesn't it? XX

    Katy, thank you, and remember, enjoy your little ones! XX

    Kath, it's so easy to get sidetracked, but I'm sure you have many other beautiful memories XX

    Dear Jo, that gorgeous Zigsa could make any day special. I love him! Great to hear you're doing ok XX

    Jeanne, thank you. I did have a beautiful day XX

    Thank you, Paul!

    Dear Paulette, great to see you drop by, glad you enjoyed my post XX

    Hello Karen, and welcome! I also love your Blog and will visit you quite often XX

  13. Dear Vicki, you're lucky to have those beautiful grandchildren! May you have MANY more rocking chair days my friend XX

    Dear Rosa, I did have a great day. Thank you, and thank you for your kind words XX

  14. I have always wanted a rocking chair and was lucky enough to be gifted one from a friend so it makes it all the more precious... it even has a rocking footstool to go with it! Ciao

  15. This brought chills and tears to my eyes!

  16. Olive, anything made by a friend is extra special xx

    Hello Kelly, and welcome! Thank you so much for being here and becoming a friend. I've just visited your incredible place and will return again and again xx


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