Goodbye to Infancy

Ever since my son turned 1 year old (I know, to many of you this is still young), I have really been treasuring my time with him, realizing how fast they really do grow up. Today was his last day at our work daycare, where I have been spoiled to be able to spend lunches with him, love on him, and snap a quick picture of him, anytime I wanted. As we left my office together today for the last time, I couldn’t help but feel of an ache in my heart that the phase of infancy has slipped away so quickly.  I have no doubt every mom an dad out there has experienced this same feeling. While I know there are endless memories to look forward to, I am going to accept these feelings of reflection and longing for tonight because tomorrow I will wake up to another wild and crazy day. This, as I am coming to realize, is part of motherhood and I don’t want to miss a moment!

Sweet Dreams
© Kimberly L. Brennan-Smith
Sweet Dreams my darling, the day is done.
The moon is here to say goodnight to the sun.Gather your blankets and climb into bed.
Close your eyes and lay down your head.

Rest for now with peaceful dreams,
Of twinkling stars and shining moon beams.

Sweet dreams my darling, sweet dreams my love,
Sweet dreams my precious gift from above.

Source: A Lullaby, Sweet Dreams, Baby Poem
Family Friend Poems

Author: Kim Peterson, MA, LPC-S, RPT

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist in Dallas, Texas.

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