Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Step-Mother's Regrets

I hope some of you will be able to relate to this one.  I wrote it many years ago, but it's still one of my favorites.  There are many wonderful Step parents out there and this is an official salute to you and all you do.  You are appreciated! 
A Step-Mother's Regrets
I wasn't there when you were born,
you weren't held in these arms;
and though I'm just your father's wife,
I've come to know your charms.
'Twas other hands, it was not mine,
that felt your childlike touch.
It wasn't me who held you near...
but I love you just as much.
It wasn't me who brushed your tears,
and wiped your pain away.
It wasn't me that watched you grow,
though I'm proud of you today.
I wasn't there for Sunday walks,
or to watch your childhood games.
I wasn't there to see those things...,
but I miss them just the same.
I wasn't there for late-night talks,
I never held your hand.
But the light you've brought into my day
has made my life more grand.
I may be just your Father's wife,
and Mother never be...
but I know I couldn't love you more,
if you were part of me.

                                                                     -  robyn corum 2/2012

1 comment:

  1. Robyn, this is priceless! Great job - you are so talented!