Advanced Maternal Age

March 30, 2010 by Rieshy


Wrinkles, 
crinkles, 
crow's feet in the corners of my mind.

In Grandma's, 
Ma-maw's, 
Cookie's lap, inhaling her powdery scent, 
I dreamed the honor of her laugh lines, 
creases,
and wrinkly happiness.

My baby, 
my toddler,
my little one looking up at my crinkly love. 


I never imagined it would be so sweet 
with crow's feet,
in the corners of my mind.

























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My family has been given the opportunity to participate in a community garden.  Each Monday I'll be posting updates on our grand veggie-experiment.  Join me at The Flexible Homeschooler with a link to your garden project and we'll have a virtual community garden to enjoy.


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I originally wrote this with Chatting At the Sky in mind.  My wrinkles are my gift.
This was also linked to Steady Mom's 30 minute blog challenge, and Gratituesday over at Heavenly Homemakers.  Take some time and check out all their wonderful links.




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11 comments:

Between You and Me said...

love this Susan!

Janine said...

Beautiful...enjoyed reading this!

Heidi said...

so sweet!

Southern Gal said...

Every line (wrinkle) has so much meaning behind it, doesn't it? Love this.

Ruth H. said...

What a great poem! I'll have to keep that one on hand.

I just glanced at your sidebar and realized that you have children with metabolic disorders. We've been working with a metabolic specialist for a couple of years now, trying to get a diagnosis for our daughter. We're at the point where the next level of testing could be very invasive (muscle biopsy, etc.). Sometimes I wonder if we'll ever get any answers that will actually be useful.

Thanks for sharing!

Susan Tipton said...

Ruth,

I hope you get answers! It can be such a frustrating road!!!! I'd love to compare notes- feel free to email me from my profile.

Trisha said...

Susan,
This is so beautiful. What a precious picture, too...your smile is so lovely.

linda said...

Those wrinkles are badges of honor.
You write wonderfully.

togetherforgood said...

What a reminder. That my children find me beautiful even when I'm caking on the face cream ever thicker . . . :)

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

So I guess I need to see my first gray hairs as a gift too? thanks for the perspective!

Jill said...

My last two babies were born when I was 41 and 42...I know about the wrinkles and toddlers! It's great though, isn't it?!

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