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Joys of Childhood

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Experience Being a Mother

This response to Brenda’s prompt seemed to come very slowly to me, then I thought about my three sons. The greatest responsibility and joy I have had in my life is my three sons. I loved being a mother. Now they are grown, and I have grandchildren.

Being a Cub Scout den mother, taking them to fun events and enjoying each birthday was such a pleasure. Of course, we had some of the problems that tend to occur with raising boys. We had a few emergency room visits for stitches and a couple of broken bones. Each son had his own unique personality and skills. They are now good men, and I am proud of them.

A Mother's song - "Mother to Child"- Love for all Mothers

Children of mine I love you so

Your smiles brighten up my day

I love the wonder in your eyes

All my love is here to stay


Making new friends who love to play

They learn something new every day

Their boundless energy we see

They have friends so they say


On the playground they run fast

In the classroom they will learn

Books we read before they sleep

Naptime they will always spurn


Children are happy with their friends

Solving new problems every day

Giggling and laughing at silly things

Love will always find a perfect way


Childhood is a precious time

Confusion and growth as they age

Parents guiding them with love

Until they've grown earning a wage

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Acrostic Poem

Children bring much joy to life

Happy smiles light up their eyes

It’s those very precious memories

Love like I’ve never known before

Doing all the things they love best

How fast the time goes by

Over the hills they ride their bikes

On to better thing I believe

Doing their best to make a life

"A Mother's Song"

Final Thoughts

I have very much enjoyed Brenda's prompts. She has given many of us a way to be creative that we had not explored before. Exploring new options at any age is probably healthy, and it is very enjoyable. I appreciate the effort that Brenda has put into these prompts, as she reviews all of our responses, and she lets readers know about them.

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 29, 2021:

Hi Shauna,

You really hit the nail on the head. I did enjoy writing this one. Thank you so much for you sweet comments.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 28, 2021:

Pamela, I love your poems. Your love and pride comes through vividly as I read each. You put a smile on my face and I can just imagine you smiling over the memories that flashed in your head as you wrote this.

Simply beautiful!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 23, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

I completely agree with you concerning memories, as they still bring a smile to my face. I am so glad you loved the poems.

Thank you so much for your very nice comments. I hope your weekend is great as well.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 23, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I check my feed also as our articles so quickly change over to the more frustrating way to read, at least to me. It has made commenting more difficult for sure.

I do appreciate your comments and I am lad you liked the poems.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 23, 2021:

Hi John,

I am glad you liked my response to Brenda's prompt. It turned out that once I thought of childhood in this way I could write.

I appreciate your comments. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 23, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

Ar first I wasn't going to respond to this prompt as I just couldn't think of any response until I thought about a mother's perspective. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I loved being a mother and still do really. Nothing was more important to me.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments again. Take care.

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 22, 2021:

We are rewarded when our children grow up to be good people. The memories of their Childhood will always stay fresh in our minds. Wonderful poems Pamela, straight from the heart. I loved them. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 22, 2021:

You shared some lovely poems about childhood, Pamela. I’m very glad that I found this article in my feed.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 22, 2021:

Pamela, this was a beautiful response to Brenda’s prompt. You described childhood and motherhood perfectly.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 22, 2021:

Pamela

I love that you wrote about childhood from the eyes of a mother.

In your first poem I can see how the

love of a mother is wonderful. I can picture the joy in your eyes.

Watching them grow up. Playing with their friends. Reading books to them before they fall asleep.

Being there for them as they grow up helping them through those confusing moments guiding them with love.

Your acrostic poem tells of the joy of watching them grow up from a child to an adult.

On to better things doing their best to make their own life.

This is great heartfelt right. I really enjoyed reading it.

The video was perfect for this also.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Devika,

I started raising sons so early in life, yet that was all I really wanted to do. I loved them all so much. I did love being a mother.

Thank you Devika for seeing in me my purpose in life, at least when I was young.

I appreciate your nice comments, as always. I hope you are having a good weekend.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 22, 2021:

Pamela99 A beautiful poem and with great meaning about your sons. I can only imagine that raising three sons and your role in it shows you that perfection you have as a mother.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Flourish,

Your brother obviously did like kids! It is not simple to raise 3 boys and I worked too but not in the first couple of years of their lives. By the third son I realized I was not having a girl. Haha

I appreciate your generous comments. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I do have wonderful memories, not that raising 3 sons is easy.

Thank you so much for your nice comments. I hope you are having a nice weekend.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Peace,

I am so glad you enjoyed reading my response to Brenda's prompt. I do love my boys. I am glad you consider it a good read.

Thank you so much for your very sweet comments. They are much appreciated.

Blessings

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 22, 2021:

Your poems were filled with love for your sons. I'm sure you were a doting and very busy mother. I can't imagine raising three. One kept me busy enough plus the cats and working. We each have a level of domestic mayhem that we think is good. My brother and his wife raised five kids and homeschooled them too and we never knew he liked kids.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on May 22, 2021:

What a precious response to Brenda's prompt. The love for your sons shines through in your words. Wonderful memories.

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on May 22, 2021:

Pamela,This is an amazing response to Brenda's prompt....I smiled reading through the lines. You're an amazing mom, it shows in your poems and love for your boys. It was such a good read, well done and thanks for sharing with us.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Rosina,

I did love raising my three sons, even when it was tough. I am glad you enjoyed reading my poems.

I appreciate your nice comments. Thank you so much. I hope you are having a very good weekend.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi MG,

I'm glad you got some old memories as that is always nice. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I hope you have a good weekend as well.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Rozlin,

I'm glad you like this response to Brenda's prompt. I appreciate your comments.

Blessings

Rosina S Khan on May 22, 2021:

I loved your response to Brenda's word prompt- Childhood. Your poems clearly depict your joy at being the mother of three sons. Your sons' childhoods and raising them must have meant a lot to you like any other mother. Thanks for sharing the beautiful poems, Pamela.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 22, 2021:

Pamela, you excelled yourself in this lovely poem. Gave me my old memories back. Take care and have a great weekend.

Rozlin from UAE on May 22, 2021:

Hi, Pamela. I enjoyed reading your poem on childhood. Its a great response to the week prompt. I liked it.

Blessings.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

I am glad you enjoyed reading the article, and I am glad you think it is a good response to Brenda's prompt.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

Love and Blessings!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 22, 2021:

Wow! Pamela, What a beautiful response to Brenda's word prompt.

I enjoyed reading about the joys of motherhood that you have experienced.

Your love for your boys can be seen in your beautiful poems. Thanks a lot for the joyful read.

Much Love!!

Blessings to you and your loved ones

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Bill,

This article was from my heart, which is different from most informational articles. I am glad you enjoyed it.

I appreciate your comments, as always. Have a great weekend!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I understand your feelings of satisfaction, as I feel the same way. My boys all turned out to be good men. There is nothin quite like motherhood.

I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I hope you have a good weekend.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

I have enjoyed my boys and my grandchildren. They were the inspiration of this article.

Thank you for your comments. I hope you are having a good weekend.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 22, 2021:

What a lovely tribute, from the heart, obviously filled with love. Excellent, Pamela. The perfect way to begin my Saturday. Have a brilliant weekend, my friend.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 22, 2021:

Lovely response to the word prompt, Childhood.

I loved reading about the joys of motherhood, which you have experienced. I can completely relate to it, and I do believe that motherhood is a blessing like nothing else. I have enjoyed bringing up my three children, and they are now well settled in life. The best and the most satisfying fact for me is, that they are gentle and fine human beings.

Thank you for sharing this lovely and heartfelt article.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 22, 2021:

The love of your boys enjoying their childhoods shines, plus your joy of being parents to them. Now you have the joy of being grandparents! Well done, Pamela!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 22, 2021:

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, I do adore my boys, grown men now. I have enjoyed responding to Brenda's prompts, although this one was difficult until I chose a direction to write about.

Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

Alyssa from Ohio on May 22, 2021:

Your love of motherhood and for your boys shines through your beautiful poems. It's always fun to explore new ideas and try new activities. I, too, love the creativity Brenda's prompts bring out in us. :)

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