Reflections on Mommyhood

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The Presence
Time Bomb
Wolf, Wolf
Rough Passage
The Newborn
Garage Sales and Baby
Mom's Conflict
Another Battle
The Transformation
My Child
Vacation with Baby
Busy Baby
The Battle
At Thirteen and Fourteen Months
Books and Puzzles
Christmas 1984
Lookie, Mommy
Toddler Words
A is for Ark
Me, Daniel
Three Little Words
Mommy, It Hurts
Tired Again
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Oh, God
Too Soon

Garage Sales and Baby


Garage sale, rummage sale–
That’s where I get the clothes
For my little baby;
The challenge always grows.

Found the dresser at a sale,
The crib came from the trash.
Fixed them up with paint and glue,
We spent so little cash.

I shopped when I was pregnant
For tops, maternity;
For blankets, booties, sleepers, too,
For soon-to-come baby.

I prayed for socks and found them.
God put them in my way.
I prayed for shirts, the long-sleeved kind.
God answered the next day.

I found some toys and games and such,
A lot of Fisher Price.
They’re in the basement packed away,
I know they’ll be so nice.

When he is older he can have
The tinker toys and logs.
We’ll get them out for him that day
As well as bigger togs.

Some things I mend, some things are fine,
With prices high or low.
This is the way that God provides
As children gradually grow.

Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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