Thursday, September 3, 2009


finally everyone is asleep
it's dark and peaceful
it's been one of those nights
where chaos reigns supreme
papers to fill up with info and sign
homework to be done
clothes to be folded
reading Stone Fox with Ethan
but there are too many interruptions
the phone rings
someone knocks on the door
children are arguing
backpacks are flung here and there

frustration and fatigue set in
finally everyone is asleep
straightening up the house
last load of laundry in
lights off
doors locked
walking past the front door to go to bed
another pair of Lily's shoes

but this time they catch my eye
and tug at my heart
because they are reminding me
to try a little harder
to be a little more patient
and enjoy this journey
called motherhood