You Were Mine for a Short While
By Susie E. Caron © 6/21/15
I really thought, as I brought you home
You were mine forever.
I didn’t know that you were only
Mine for a short while.
Mine as I fed, sang, and played with you
Mine as I taught, cuddled, and prayed with you
Mine even when the school bus ate you up
On your first day.
You know, I cried that day.
And other days, whenever
I began to sense that you were only
Mine for a short while
Mine to cheer for, weep for, pray for
Mine to trust, console and wait for
As you conquered each steep climb
Into your life and away from mine
As I began to see a young adult,
With special gifts all your own
I knew more certainly that you were only
Mine for a short while.
Mine to hope for, and believe in
And trust also in God’s plan
As little by little, hesitantly, prayerfully
I let go and you moved into your world.
I am very proud of you
For who you are and all you do.
And I am always grateful we both grew because
You were really mine for a short while.
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Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
Author of Chidren's Books,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, I want to help you build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, & books at a time.
When I'm not busy creating articles or paintings, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or playing with my Boxer, Josie.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
No patent liability is assumed for use of the information contained. The author disclaims any responsibility for loss or risk for use or application of this material.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!