Poem by Cynthia G.
The time has come for them to go-
It just all seems a haze as they bid goodbye.
Where those last days went, I do not know;
And my thoughts wander as I heave a sigh-
Did I give enough hugs, did I give enough kisses,
To last until we once again meet?
Did I make enough memories, forget any wishes?
Tickle enough tummies, chins and feet?
Did we read enough books, go enough places,
To satisfy their unending curiosity?
Did we play enough games, see enough faces?
Will they remember these days spent with me?
Will they think of me often, as I think of them?
Does their love run as deep as mine?
Will they remember the laughs at every whim?
Know how much joy they shine?
Though we’ll be separated by many miles,
No distance will dim this love inside.
Forever in my memory I’ll hold those smiles,
And anxiously await til I open my arms wide
To welcome them back once again.
And breathe in their scent as I hold them close
I’ll laugh at their mischievous grin,
Their twinkling eyes and wrinkled up nose
Please, Lord, keep them safe and in Your care;
That You are my strength there’s no denial.
This separation is hard for me to bear,
But I know You will see me through this trial.
© Cynthia G.
Rava Schriefer says
My son left for bootcamp Sept.11,2012! I love and miss him like crazy! Trying to be strong! I can hide my feelings around others but when I am alone, I cry! I am alone very proud of him but this empty nest stuff is for the birds!!!
Linda Koeppel says
My son is getting deployed this September. Each time he leaves for training, it reminds me that each day, each training, makes it closer to the time he will be leaving us. I hate it. I have idea how I will get through this. I did not raise him for this. I raised him for other things. He chose this. It is out of my hands. I will just keep praying the best way I know how. I pray for his safety and I pray I will live through the year he is gone. This my very well be the hardest time in my life. I love you son.