I Am Proud

I see how you drag gray gunk out from under the drain plug with a q-tip
I see how you scrape dark purple nail polish from the bathroom tile
I see the smile you give,

the squeeze of a hand,

the rub of a knee.

How you tackle the monotonous and never-ending mountain of laundry

How you give and give and give
to the point of an extinguished flame

I see how tired you are
yet you keep getting up,
keep going.

I see how you love your children.
You think I don’t notice, but I do.
I see how you bear your pain for them.

Let me bear your pain for you.

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  1. Little Mighty

     /  August 13, 2015

    Motherhood is like an old Timex watch..”it takes a licking and keeps on ticking.” A wonderful and compassionate write. You should be “proud!”

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  August 13, 2015

      Ha! Maybe I should change my batteries more often!

      Thank you.

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