A Mother’s Lament

Happy New Year fellow travelers on the journey of Life.

       Not for over 36 years have I felt the heartache of love lost.  That is how long I have been married to the same wonderful man.  But recently our younger daughter and her long-standing boyfriend went their separate ways and I saw the hurt in their eyes, and felt the sadness in their hearts.  Love and lasting relationships are worth the price.  The moments of  joy experienced with another, the times shared, and memories built are worth the price.  I was witnessing two wonderful people finding their way – hurting and growing in their journey through life.  They both will grow.  They both will find other loves.  They both will be blessed with forever relationships.  My heart is already healing.  I cannot fix things, but I can be there.

A Mother’s Lament

By

Nancy Dort Rossow

(All rights reserved)

I cried tonight  because I couldn’t fix things.

I cried tonight because my heart broke too.

Two wonderful people deserving of love…growing apart and letting go.

I cried for my daughter, 23 and sad.

I cried for her loss and his broken heart too.

I cried tonight because I couldn’t fix things.

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About doctoraquarius

As long as I can remember I have written - poems, observations, stories. Then graduate school, marriage, raising a family, and work occupied my life 100% of the time, and my writing for pleasure took a back seat. I'm back. Retirement from my professional life as a school psychologist, grown children, and an empty nest have freed me to follow my passion. My wonderful husband of nearly 40 years encourages me and my God sustains me.
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