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Your sweet face fills up my vision

And fear encompasses my heart

Because what if I’m not up to the job

And I let you down from the start?

 

I’m not sure that I’ve got the right skills

And that very special knack

I’m meandering along without a clue

So much knowledge that I lack.

 

I worry about my choices

About the decisions that I make

I’m scared that I’ll get things wrong

And make a silly mistake.

 

I fret when I return to work

That my absence causes distress

Will you be hurt and sad and lost

By having me around you less?

 

I stress about the care I give

Am I looking after you right?

I stay awake and watch you breathe

Night after tiring night.

 

Round and round whirl my fears

This is my biggest ever test

But I know the reason for my worry

Is because for you I want the best.

 

The days, the weeks, the months roll by

And more confident I grow

The feeling starts to creep on me

That there’s so much more that I know.

 

But the biggest measure of my success

Comes in your beautiful grin

It seems to say ‘Mummy, don’t worry

‘You always had this power within.’

16 comments

  1. You sum it up so well – all those worries and concerns whizzing round your head. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the new job. Great poem.

  2. Aw, lovely…yes, you do indeed have the power within. We all have the same fears which can just seem overwhelming but we do have it within us to conquer them all. #PasstheSauce

  3. I think we all worry, no matter what choices we make. I love the ending. Really sums it up, with a smiley happy child, we know we are on the right track 🙂 Good luck! #abrandnewday

  4. Being there, not being there, am I doing it right? It’s all a massive worry isn’t it? It’s lovely to see a smile and know it’s all alright! THanks for linking up to #abrandnewday

  5. I relate to the feeling here, and we all have it within us to be strong and face our fears. I am a new mommy heading back to work soon and my worries are immense, I have the power within, I just need to find it.

    • You do have the power within. I went back to work and despite the initial fears, everything was fine and I realised that I didn’t have to be with my baby to be a good mummy. Good luck x

  6. I relate to the feeling here, and we all have it within us to be strong and face our fears. I am a new mommy heading back to work soon and my worries are immense, I have the power within, I just need to find it. #ABrandNewDay

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