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Every day can be a stressful experience when you have children, you can either take that out on your children or live with it and make their lives happy and face the stress after they have gone to bed (As I have done many long nights). They are only little once, the chance doesn't come back around.

The Very Best Mommy

Have I spent the time I should have
Gave the best of me
Listened with my heart
Saw the way they see?

Have I loved them like they've needed
Let them know I care
Let them just be children
Felt their love so rare?

Have I thanked God above today
Smiled a "Mommy" smile
Talked to them about their dreams
Gave that extra mile?

When I put them into bed tonight
Did they feel my love so deep
Did they think about tomorrow
As they feel asleep?

Or did they wonder in their hearts
If tomorrow I will be
Just a stressed out mommy
Or the best mommy I can be?
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7 Visitor Comments

I don't think you'll have a problem being a good mommmy, cause you already know what being a good mother is all about. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
This poem made me cry. I have 3 small children and work full time outside of my home. It is very difficult to not be stressed out sometimes, but reading that poem reminded me of what really matters.
Ok, this one just gets the big fat vote! No poem I have ever read made as much sense and gave me as many goosebumps as this one. Good job!
nicely put, i loved it
I loved this so much that I printed it and hung it on my fridge to remind myself everyday not to be a "stressed out Mommy"!
Hi my name is Courtney Im 13 years old and That poem just reminds me of my mom...about the way she talks to us and the things she says and does for us...she is # 1 Thanks, Courtney
i really liked this poem and sent it to my three children.

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