The Night Shift

Every cloud does have a silver lining – sleepless nights can turn to gold

When my daughter comes home late

I’m awake for her hand to hold

The front door closes gently behind her – the lock clicks into place

I hear her footsteps moving closer

At my door she pops in her beautiful face

“Mom, are you awake?” she asks me in a whisper soft and low

“Of course I am, my dear” I reply

Thankful the answer wasn’t no

“How was your night,” I ask her, so curious to know

For though her tales of sports and friends

Into her world I may quickly go

That night’s adventures come to life – her stories she does share

I marvel in the joy she brings

As she tosses her golden hair

It’s not so much the words we say – that make the time so sweet

But together there in the dark

Our special place to meet

My sleepless nights have turned to be – much to my delight

A mother-daughter bonding time

Enjoyed only past mid-night!

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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18 Responses to The Night Shift

  1. AWW! So sweet. My bonding with my mum is usually during the day!

  2. Alan Baglien says:

    Good to allow special time!

  3. Gwen K says:

    So happy that you have this time in which to bond.

  4. And when we need it most an angel walks in our door. πŸ™‚

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Ah… special.

    • inmycorner says:

      You have been a busy beaver with all that reading you have been doing! To update: feeling great so far with a little “anti-inflammatory” in me – tomorrow is the defining day! Thanks for checking in with me – Gallivanta!

      • Gallivanta says:

        I have had some hiccups in life so am behind with blog reading. But you have been in my thoughts.

      • inmycorner says:

        You are very sweet – hope all is well “down under”!

      • Gallivanta says:

        Well they could be better and they could be worse. I am having some time out with my uncle and my aunt. Which means I don’t have access to my own computer so I will be even more behind with my blogging. However, that’s another problem that is minor. πŸ™‚

  6. Dawna says:

    How special times with one’s children make all the pain of lives lonely moment disappear —very special Stacey–thank you for sharing

  7. RoSy says:

    Awww…How sweet.

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