The Foundation

This poem is one I wrote a few weeks after we found out our teenage daughter was pregnant. During this time we knew others who were experiencing the same situation, and they were less than supportive of their children.

I wrote this poem as a testament to my daughter.

To let her know that no matter what life had in store for us, as a family, we would get through it together and become stronger.

Today, my daughter is doing an excellent job as a mother to not only our first grandchild, who turned 17 this year, but to the her other four children, that have blessed our family.

She inspires me on a daily basis and I am in awe of the woman she has become.

The Foundation

As I gaze down upon your sleeping face
I hear the softness of your breathing.

Peaceful slumber has over taken you
And I am taken back
To a time years ago
When I stood in the same place
Gazing upon the same sweet face.

You have brought me such joy
a gift given to me from the heavens.

I have tried my best to protect you
From being damaged or broken
misplaced or even tossed aside.

But sometimes this world sneaks in
And when you least expect it
You find a crack in the structure.

The storms of life have left their mark
on your soul.

But worry not my sleeping child
Mommy is here.

Structures get worn, marred, and damaged
But our Foundation is strong.
It can weather any storm tossed upon it.

The Foundation is our love bound together.
And one day in the not too distant future
You will pass this on to your own child
Who will soon find peaceful slumber in your arms.

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KatieMae is a writer and encourager. She lives in Washington state with her husband and their three dachshunds. You can find her on Twitter @Katiemaeonline, or her website

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