“Good night my darlings”.

When my children were young,
if I ever had to leave them,
for any length of time,photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/38071164@N00/307359069/">marktrash</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
I would tell them I would always be by their side,
even when they could not see me.

I would say to them,
if they were lonely or sad,
to close their eyes and quietly call my name.
Where ever I was I would stop,
and look around,
because a mom always knows when her child needs her.
Then I would say to them,
to wait a moment,
and I would send them back a hug.

Fast forward many years.
My eldest two have left home,
to go to university.
Every night as I go to bed,
I pass their empty bedrooms,
and I catch myself,
quietly calling their names,
and pausing for a moment.

I wonder does it work both ways?

Just in case it doesn’t,
I send them a text message!

14 thoughts on ““Good night my darlings”.

  1. Oh, I was getting verklempt until I read about the texting! Ha!

    Such a lovely sentiment. Have you ever read Love You Forever by Robert Munsch?

    1. I have just googled it and it is ordered now on amazon. It sounds beautiful! Thanks for the tip off.
      Ha ha. My kids are not a bit sentimental, except my fourth child. This post would be a source of great laughter for them. “loser mom”.

    1. Ha ha. The first is my wishes and dreams for communicating. The latter is my childrens non romantic method! I think I’ll have to embrace modernity!

  2. I don’t know if it works both ways or not, but I have a feeling that texting at that age always works…..maybe you should try face timing…..that would really be something? 🙂

  3. I Facebook messaged and Facetimed my daughter when we were apart for three weeks recently. It was lovely to have contact like that. Modern technology is wonderful. Imagine what it would have been like before this.

    1. I find it hard enough to let go as it is, I cannot imagine not having full contact with them. Although I’d say they wouldn’t mind it too much!

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