Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Poem For Ria

My daughter, TPot, wrote this
for our little Ria when
she was just two or three years old.
It is so easy to get "left out" when
you are the middle child.
You are overshadowed by the older sibiling
and out-cuted by the younger one.
So...

I thought you might enjoy
this tribute-
to Ria- the middle child

A Mother's Letter To Her Child
Here she is-still in Mama's tummy
and being loved on by big sissy, Lulu.

Ria’s Poem
 
Little wonder, curls galore
Crawling ‘round the nursery floor.
Sippy cup just out of reach
Pull yourself up on dimpled feet.
Big round eyes, enchanting blue
Discovering all that seems so new
Big sister chasing you…delight.
Shoo Fly Shoo! You scream with fright.
Soapy hands wash your cheeks
Full of food, it seems for weeks.
“Monster Laugh” makes everyone smile
You keep on doing it for awhile.

The kitchen floor, your favorite spot.
To bang, and sing and play with pots.
On with the tutu’s, Christmas lights
Finally! Sleeping through the night.
Thumb in your mouth, while you rub your nose
Sweet puckered lips, color of a rose.
“What a beautiful child!” (Even strangers say)
We seem to hear most every day.

“She’s going to be a charmer!” Boys Beware!
Daddy will protect her, he’s not afraid to scare.
His gun collection will move to the front hall
And will show off proudly to the boys who call.

Time passes so quickly, it never stops ticking away
You keep getting bigger, but on my lap you still lay.
Only moments ago, you were just a baby.
Can we have you a little longer, please? Maybe?
You’ve grown so fast, time won’t slow
Stay our baby-girl, don’t be quick to grow.
A love so deep we have to show
A love only your parents can know.

As you start to grace the world with the light you carry,
(Even though you still believe in magic and fairies)
We can’t wait to share the secret we have always held dear
That we are raising a child, beautiful beyond a mirror.

May the faith you have and the God you know
Care for you and hold you close as to a woman you grow.
Through the ups and downs of little girl, woman and teen
And all those times that fall in between.

You have brought such a joy and love to our place,
Bringing laughter, hugs, giggles, music and smiles to our face.
As you start to venture out into this world,
You will still always be our little girl.
your photo name

25 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet Ria ~ so loved by her mama!

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  2. RIA IS A PRETTY THING AND THAT WAS A SWEET TRIBUTE FROM HER MOM. SMILES, SUSIE

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  3. That is so good. Thanks for sharing it! What a gift to be able to write like that.

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  4. WOW, that was fabulous. What a sweet poem...so well said and from the heart too. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That's so lovely, Diana! She's a beautiful girl and looks like she's always got a smile on her face.

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  6. Beautiful.
    What joy you must be sharing with your family right now. I wish birthing blessings!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  7. She really is a beautiful, graceful girl. I think the poem fits perfectly. And be sure to let us know as soon as that baby is born!

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  8. What a beautiful post and poem for Ria! ♥

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  9. That poem is perfect, just like your little Ria. What a dollface!
    m.

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  10. What a blessed little girl to have a Mama that loves her so much!
    Ria does wonderfully in expressing what's in her heart by the written word. Not many of us have that gift. I hope she continues writing!

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  11. Very sweet, loved it! I love a little one with their thumb in their mouth! Our little Ella has a monster laugh too! ;D

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  12. What a sweet poem, and what a pretty little girl!

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  13. so beautiful the photos and the words,, you must be over the moon right now,, best wishes from Canada!!

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  14. What a darling...she reminds me of my daughter with her thumb in her mouth! Very sweet poem!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. That was such a sweet poem to Ria. She is a pretty young lady!

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  16. What a lovely written gift to sweet Ria.
    Loved the photos. Adorable!!

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  17. That poem really touched my heart. You have such a beautiful family, inside and out and it's evident every time you write a post or share a picture. Thanks so much for having the heart to reach out to all of us and share the love. Blessings, Tia

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  18. What a treasure! I hope that poem is put in a very safe place -- and someday when this adorable child is 16, her mama can pull it out, read it, and remember that her baby wasn't always a teenager!

    This is beautiful.

    I used to write little poems for my girls before each birthday -- oh dear; where are they? (The poems, I mean. I pretty much have kept track of the kids.)

    I am REALLY looking forward to having grandkids someday. I'm jealous.

    Cass

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  19. Precious Ria! What beautiful words!

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  20. I love your post! thanks for sharing... God bless you

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  21. Oh my goodness! You made me cry. Life just goes by so fast doesn't it? And the photos.....omg.
    Beautiful poem from a beautiful mom to a beautiful daughter. Hope everything goes ok with the birth of the baby.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  22. That is the sweetest thing I have ever read. Your daughter is so sweet and caring and she is a talented writer. Hugs, Ginger

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  23. This is so sweet, nothing else need be said. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Donna

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