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The smallest hand
rests in my palm

And despite life’s chaos
I’m surrounded by calm

The sweetest touch
that only mothers know

The closeness to baby
which makes the heart grow

I watch them so closely
as to not miss a thing

Yet somehow I blink
and winter has brought spring

It seems a moment has passed
and time reminds it’s been years

Despite all the happiness
down stream my tears

I hope my girls live fully and grow
and all of the magic in this world they’ll know

but my heart still pleas a mother’s wish…

Stay little my darlings, slow down for this moment, don’t wish time away
Stay little my darlings, just for a while, at least just for today.