10.26.2011

piece of foreign sky

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I'm not pregnant, and I'm not sure I am ready yet, but that doesn't mean I don't think about being a mom almost every day. It is easy for Kevin and I to think of the things we would miss if we had a baby - vacations, money, career advances, etc. but I read this Anne Campbell poem at a doctor's office a few years ago and think about it a lot.

“You are the trip I did not take; You are the pearls I cannot buy; You are my blue Italian lake; You are my piece of foreign sky.”

Such a beautiful way to express the way I feel about becoming a mother someday.

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10 comments:

Rachael said...

I love that! I definitely relate
We should do something the next time I come to Utah! Miss You!

Ana Magdalena said...

that is a lovely poem. the author did a great job expressing the feelings of motherhood. this is something I could see myself feeling for my little bundle of joy, even though that is so far up my list.

eryka {from abcde} said...

beautiful post. i think about being a mom everyday, and i cannot wait. :)

xx
eryka

Michelle said...

This is my very favorite poem!! I read it the same year I became a mother and wanted to have it framed in my nursery. I never did, but it's certainly not too late! Thanks for the reminder.

Christa said...

This just became my new favorite poem. So beautiful. Thank you.

Danika Wright said...

I love that.

Tyanna said...

Beautifully said!

kels said...

I've been thinking about this lately, and though I think the poem is lovely, I worry that sometimes women take this sentiment too far and give up who they are in their effort to be a good mother, you know? I read this really great post about that idea at this blog: http://empoweringldswomen.blogspot.com/2011/10/millies-mothers-red-dress-balancing.html.

Mandy said...

@Kels,

I read the poem and I completely agree. I see a lot of unhappy women whose lives have been taken over by children. I always plan on working in some capacity as a mother, whether that be through writing or an actual job outside the home. I have nothing against hiring a part-time nanny so I can still be me. That being said, I really am excited to be a mom and I think that to have children - no matter who you are, you do give up things you wanted. I guess that is a sacrifice I am willing to make. Thank you for this reminder! You are absolutely right, and I never want to lose myself.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Just reading through your posts girl! LOVE your blog :) And LOVE this little line. I might have to steal it. It's so true you always think of all the things you'll miss out on with a baby, even though nothing will compare to meeting and having this little boy for me! This quote sums it up perfect! Okay I'm not sure if my friend JaNee is private or not on Facebook since I am friends with her but you HAVE to see her. Here is the link..http://www.facebook.com/janee.fife.arhets, and you said you get that you look like people a lot? You couldn't look ANY closer to someone than this girl. Do you SEE it?!