Friday, May 6, 2011

Mum's the word

Sometimes you get discouraged because I am so small,

And always leave my fingerprints on furniture and on walls.
But everyday I am growing, I'll be grown up someday,
And all these tiny handprints will simply fade away.
So here's a final handprint just so you can recall,
Exactly how my fingers looked when I was very small.

Today as I was rummaging through all my keepsakes (yes, I admit it, I am a hoarder!), I came across the Handprint Poem. I have, as I'm sure many of you also have, received this poem on numerous occasions over the last 17 years - for Mother's Day. I remember the first time I received it from TD No.1 when I picked her up from kindy. The card had her little handprint on the front and as I read the poem I distinctly remember becoming so overwhelmed with love and emotion, as I still am to this day whenever I read it.

Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow Mums and Moms. I hope your endless love and tireless devotion is duly rewarded with breakfast in bed!!


  1. Lovely. My eldest finished school officially (bar revision and a month of exams!), this week and I am wondering where the time went!

  2. Happy Mother's Day, Caz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. My Mom kept our handprints too. I think it was a great memento. I loved the poem you used here. Thanks for sharing it.


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