This is what she said…

Cherish it she said, ”the first year will fly”,
It will all pass you by in the blink of an eye.
What once you wished for is too soon just a memory,
I tell you my girl, you know you can trust me.

As a mother of seven I know when I say,
You will long for the time you are wishing away.
As the days pass you by remember I said,
One day, too soon, he won’t crawl in your bed.

He will be an adult, with a family maybe,
You will wonder what happened your once little baby.
I promise you though its a love that is piled,
A mother’s love is eternal for her baby child.


My grandmother always says to me that the first year of a babies life flies by. I never realised how right she was until this month, as I am planning Aidan’s first birthday. Although the days can feel like weeks, the weeks pass by in minutes. I wanted to write something to remind me of her wise words and help me to remember to cherish every minute.

15 thoughts on “This is what she said…

  1. Beautifully crafted! A massively, ‘so true’ poem; good on your nan. She’ll know of course, she’s been there, done it and has way more than the tee shirt to show for it! It took some months for it to sink in for me, that the time goes so quickly. It’s a fact worth remembering all the time. 🙂 #aNoviceMumTwitterFeed

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