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Growing Up

UNSUPPORTED CODE Growing a little more every day the clothes worn in summer not fitting today Growing each day by leaps and bounds independent at play new discoveries found Growing and changing, days going by baby curls are long gone and your distinct infant cry Growth spurts are often and seem overnight no more crib rails or diapers baby gear out of sight Breaking away with each push and pull stroller rides and tummy time replaced with play dates and school Kisses are stolen and hugs sometimes, too growing up harder for me than you To dream of a boy grown into a man full of faith, love and happiness and following God's plan as you grow, my love will grow with you, too a mommy's love, infinite, unconditional and true By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders for Early Mother's Day contest (PD) Second Place

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  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:41:00 PM
    A beautiful write, Rhonda. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:20:00 AM
    A belated congratulations to you for your win in P.D's "Mothers day" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 5:50:00 AM
    Wonderful write,Rhonda. Congrats on your win..

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Lovely poetry Rhonda congrats on your win, I really enjoyed your heart felt words hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:26:00 PM
    Rhonda, , Congratulations with your beautiful and heart touching mother'' poem. thank you for supporting my contest*. Have yourself a good night. It was an honor having your poem in my contest, luv~PD

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:43:00 PM
    congrats Rhonda on a superb second place win for this sensitive write on Mother luv..

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Rhonda. I had a little boy like that and i know how distressingly fast they grow. you said it so well. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:04:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Rhonda. Beautiful write. Great job, my friend. luv and hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 8:55:00 PM
    this has a mother's touch everywhere to the point i am simply touched by you too... wonderful poem

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 9:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Mia! Your comments are very kind. Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 4:21:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem. it is sometimes hard to see your little baby grow up, it seems as if time goes by so fast, but all the precious memories of their baby years we will always cherish.

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Shirley! You are so right. I cherish every memory except for the sleepless nights! Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:12:00 PM
    what a sweet poem for your little boy, yes that baby stage passes all too quickly doesn't it...thank you so much for your comment on 'magnetized', there is no greater compliment than when someone wants to read a poem over and over! :-)

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Charlotte!! My baby is four and in preschool. The past few years have flown by. Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 2:28:00 PM
    Lovely expression of a mothers heart as she watches her children grow, enjoy the moments Rhonda, for each one is precious, always enjoy your poetry, love,vie

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vie! I am blessed with a wonderful family. I cherish every day!!
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Ancient tis My Heavenly Father * No riddle nor rhyme need be spoken to understand this absolute Light * My love, Always, John!:) *

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for all of your kind and beautiful comments today!! You are a true poet at heart! Blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Always love,it will always grow with them. Beautiful poem Rhonda.oxox love Anne-Lise

    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne-Lise!! It amazes me how the heart can hold so much love. I'm sorry if you have received the comment intended for Chris. I do not know how it happens, but it seems my replies often go to the wrong person. Oh well!! Blessings, Rhonda
    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
    Date: 1/29/2012 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Chris!! You're right, no experience is more fulfilling. I was cleaning out my son's drawers today and realized it's time to go shopping again! When he was a baby, I remember being told often to cherish each day bcs they go by so quickly. Now I hear myself telling new parents the exact same thing!
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 1:19:00 PM
    "growing up(is?)harder for me than for you." Awwww shucks, that line says it all! So human, with just a touch of melancholy underneath the rest of the experience that is so fulfilling and not melancholy at all. Wonderful dedication to parenthood.