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wean me gently (poem)

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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I know I look so big to you,

Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have.

But no matter how big we get,

We still have needs that are important to us.

I know that our relationship is growing and changing,

But I still need you. I need your warmth and closeness,

Especially at the end of the day

When we snuggle up in bed.

Please don't get too busy for us to nurse.

I know you think I can be patient,

Or find something to take the place of a nursing -

A book, a glass of something,

But nothing can take your place when I need you.

Sometimes just cuddling with you,

Having you near me is enough.

I guess I am growing and becoming independent,

But please be there.

This bond we have is so strong and so important to me,

Please don't break it abruptly.

Wean me gently,

Because I am your mother,

And my heart is tender.


~ Cathy Cardall

From:
http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/wean-me-gently.html
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mama02040608
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM
I love this poem.
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mostlymaydays
by Group Admin - Stacy on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Holy cow, the end TOTALLY took me by surprise! "Because I am your MOTHER"!?!? I assumed the poem was written from the baby's perspective! I thought it was a tear-jerker BEFORE I got to that part!
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KadynsMommy806
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Bump for later! Gonna repost if it's ok!
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RichMommy
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM
I wad taken by surprise too! Total tear jerker.

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RichMommy
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Please do.


Quoting KadynsMommy806:

Bump for later! Gonna repost if it's ok!

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mombloggerJ
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Awwww. . .*cries*

gumbeme06
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

oh my gooooosh.... that is so sweet.

OrionsMyBabyman
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM
=*(
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Mom_to_Skyler
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

I cry every single time I read this.  And I've been reading it for years so I know what's coming...

I'm such a sap.  Hubby often asks me "Do you *like* to cry?"

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