The Child Remains

I looked upon your sleeping face.

And I saw the face of your parent.

Your parent.

Who was my child in their youth.

And remains my child in my heart.

The child remains

In heart

In memory

And in reflection and upon

Watching the miracle of you.

The miracle of you

A new life

Keeping me mesmerized with what was

And propelling me with anticipation for what will be.

Oh My God The Love.

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42 thoughts on “The Child Remains

  1. Beautiful Colleen. ❀
    Diana xo

  2. I imagine this is how a grandparent feels. Hope to find out for myself some day.

  3. April says:

    Awww….I love the little humans. Can’t wait to have grandchildren—but I think I’ve already told you that. I’m just a little jealous. πŸ˜‰

    • πŸ™‚ I understand April. You will be so very much in love like nothing you’ve ever known. I have yet to find the words to capture it. πŸ™‚ (And I do know you’re ready!)

  4. Gibber says:

    Such a treasure.

  5. This is beautiful and touching and true (regarding grandparents feelings). Wonderful poem!

  6. russtowne says:

    You capture the feelings so well.

  7. What a powerful piece on love. Beautiful.

  8. markbialczak says:

    Beautiful poem present for the grand, MBC. ❀

  9. amommasview says:

    You just described it so very well…

  10. I so long to be a Nanna. Beautiful thoughts and heartfelt words C. x

  11. Yes and yes. Be still my heart. ❀ ❀ ❀

  12. NotAPunkRocker says:

    ❀ ❀ ❀

  13. Very beautiful poem Colleen, you are so good to describe feelings πŸ˜€

  14. cindy says:

    so true and so precious!

  15. reocochran says:

    The way you expressed this is now in my top two of your posts, Colleen. Wow! (The other one is involving the granddaughter who liked her day and cannot remember the sweet way she said it, but it was to all there, an amazing hug of a comment.)
    When I take photos of my grandies sleeping, I know the photos aren’t for their eyes, even when they get older, it is meant for mine and their parents’ who see the angel asleep.

    • πŸ™‚ Thank you Robin! πŸ™‚ And the way you express emotions about your grands, I know you get this. Completely. There is just that connection that they create. It’s something new, and yet it takes us to something nostalgic for us as well. It’s an incredible mix of amazing love for us isn’t it?

  16. niaaeryn says:

    Aw, so sweet. Wonder if being am aunt will be at all similar. Hope so πŸ™‚

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