“Wear your ruby shoes when you’re far away,
so you’ll always stay home in your heart”.
(love and happiness)
From the moment my first baby was placed in my arms I became a different person.
Life was no longer about me.
When she smiled my heart soared,
when she cried my heart broke.
When she was hurting I felt her pain,
when she succeeded I relished her success.
She has paved the way for her siblings,
and helped mould me into the mother I have become.
Tonight she is leaving home for a few weeks.
I know she will be back.
I know she will have a great time.
I know I am so proud of her.
I know how much I will miss her.
Tonight I kissed her goodbye,
and said cheerily ‘Have a great time sweetheart’,
while whispering within my soul,
‘Be careful my darling, come home safely’.
Tonight, as I did the last time she left home, I post this song, and hope once more that my ‘little one’ has packed her ruby shoes