March #SOL17- Day 2

The cliches came true the day you were born.

I tried to avoid them like I’d been told.

But before I knew it you grew too fast,          

All while I was growing old.

Your baby blues, deep as the sea, 

reached my soul when you gazed in my eyes. 

My mama armour had been earned.

I’d comfort your weepy cries.

Time began flying as it always does. 
There was nothing to do to slow it. 

I knew better, I tried not to blink.  

A tear slid down my cheek, but I didn’t show it. 

Money didn’t grow on trees, 

but we were spending like it did. 

Diapers and wipes and formula and food!

How much more for just one kid?!?!
It took a village, all hands were on deck. 

We couldn’t have survived alone. 

My mother was my best friend 

and a new member of our home! 
The days turned into months

and months into a year. 

Which brings us to this very day-

Happy first, my son, my dear. 

My dream for you- to aim for the stars,
to grow into all you can be. 

You can’t please everyone and you will fail,

but you just need the faith of a mustard seed. 

So strap those shoes to your newly walking feet,

and know we’ll always be in your corner. 

Climb those mountains, blaze unknown trails!  

This world has a new explorer!  

March Slice of Life Story Challenge 

Every spring the blog, Two Writing Teachers hosts a challenge for teachers and student alike to write each day.  The only requirement is that the writing is about a “slice” or peek into or moment of your life. You pick the topic, the structure, everything else. If you choose to take up the challenge you not only post your writing, but read three others and respond. 

The goals are two-fold- to develop an international writing community and reaqaint each participant with the process of writing.  Each spring I consider making this commitment and only once have I taken it on with less than stellar results. I think I wrote only 5 times during the month long challenge. True confessions of a wanna-be writer! 

So, here I (we) go again! I’m not making any promises, but now that this is a joint blog with Sarah by my side I’m more confident in doing this better this time around!  And we are so excited to write together for an entire month! 

If you’d like to be a fellow slicer check out the link below! You can also go to the blog’s homepage for more information about participating as an adult or for your students! 

Better Late Than Never

We hope you’ll come along for the ride!