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The Last Time

The Last Time

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From the moment you hold your baby in your arms you will never be the same


You might long for the person you were before

When you had freedom and time

And nothing in particular to worry about


You will know tiredness like you never knew it before

Days will run into days that are exactly the same

Full of feedings and burping

Nappy changes and crying

Whining and fighting

Naps or a lack of naps

It might seem like a never-ending cycle


But don't forget...


There is a last time for everything

There will come a time when you will feed your baby for the very last time

They will fall asleep on you after a long day

And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child


One day you will carry them on your hip then set them down

And never pick them up that way again

You will scrub their hair in the bath for one last time

And from that day on they will want to bathe alone


They will hold your hand to cross the road

Then will never reach for it again

They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles

And it will be the last night you ever wake to this


One afternoon you will sing "the wheels on the bus" and do all the actions

Then never sing them that song again


They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate

The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone


You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face

They will run to you with arms raised for the very last time.


The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time

Until there are no more times. And even then, it will take you a while to realize.


So while you are living in these times, remember there are only so many of them

and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them.

For one last time.


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