Poems for Parents: I Loved You From The Very Start


It’s difficult to describe to non-parents how you feel about your child and about parenthood. But we think this particular poem “I Loved You From the Very Start“, from our series of poems for parents, sums it up beautifully:

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mother and child on beach 1950sI loved you from the very start
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
Our life together has just begun,
You’re part of me my little one.


As mother with child, each day I grew,
My mind was filled with thoughts of you.
I’d daydream of the things we’d share,
Like late-night bottles and teddy bears.

Like first steps and skinned knees,
Like bedtime stories and ABC’s.
I thought of things you’d want to know,
Like how birds fly and flowers grow.

I thought of lessons I’d need to share,
Like standing tall and playing fair.
When I first saw your precious face,
I prayed your life be touched with grace.

I thanked the angels from above,
And promised you unending love.
Each night I lay you down to sleep,
I gently kiss your head and cheek.

I count your little fingers and toes;
I memorize your eyes and nose.
I linger at your nursery door,
Awed each day I love you more.

Through misty eyes, I dim the light,
I whisper, “I love you” every night.
I loved you from the very start,
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

As mother and child our journeys begin,
My heart’s yours forever my little friend.

Author: Unknown

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