Saturday, May 4

SLEEP MY CHILD, AND PEACE ATTEND THEE



Mother Rose enters the room and in her arms-the babe. Her rocking imitates the gentle movement of a small skiff upon a calm sea. "Sleep my child, and peace attend thee."

The suckling child allows his eyes to rest for a moment but then frowns in frustration. He begins to whimper and then to cry. "Sleep my child, and peace attend thee," the mother whispers once more.

With child still in arms, she sits down in her rocker, humming a little tune. A smile forms on her face and love pours through her song. "Sleep my child, and peace attend thee." The child soon falls fast asleep.


6 comments:

  1. This is what being a mother and now a grandmother is all about, it's one of the most magical and bonding times we will ever share!

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  2. This was lovely. Thanks!

    =)

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  3. This was so sweet and I love the picture..

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  4. I am so blessed to be a Granma for second time

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  5. What a beautiful, touching, picture! It certainly make motherhood, and grand motherhood worth cherishing. Lovely post.

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  6. What beautiful, calm writing.

    Your words felt like the lullaby.

    Just lovely.

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