This small

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and spent some amazing time with your awesome children!

I found this poem this week and just had to share it – it made me cry and the message has really stuck in my mind since. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Now if that hasn’t touched you I’m guessing you’re either not a parent, or, they’re already teenagers ;)

Unfortunately I can’t credit the author as I haven’t been able to find out who it is, so if you know, please tell us so we can update this post!

Looking forward to exciting things for belle bébés in 2013! Hope to see lots of you! :)

Update 2nd February: We found the author of these beautiful words, or rather, she found us! Steph Turner wrote the poem which can be found over at My Children Mean Everything To Me. Thank you Steph!

 Heart Verity

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11 Responses to “This small”

  1. Lisa Longton says:

    How very true!
    This will keep me crying for a good few days!
    Sometimes it’s so easy to say….”I wish they would stop this, I wish they would do that” when actually before you know it, you are wishing for them to be small again.
    Cherish every second.
    Lisa xxxxx

  2. Glad you like it Lisa :)
    It’s true, it is easy to wish it all away, but before you know it, it’s gone forever. Sometimes we forget how fast they grow up xx

  3. Cathy says:

    What a cute message that was beautiful :)
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  4. Lucie says:

    What a beautiful poem.
    I just saw something that said that the author was named Steph Turner. Here is the link to the website that I saw it on:
    I hope that this helps!!!

  5. Crystal says:

    I bawled over this poem! I have a little one thats not quite 6 months old yet, and I catch myself saying “im ready for him to do this or get past that” but I am already wanting him to just STOP growing as well, so im trying to make a point to document as much as I can while he IS this small.

  6. Thanks Lucie! I’ve updated the post with a link to Steph’s facebook group :)

    Crystal, it’s so true. You naturally want them to progress and develop, but it’s sooo important to savour every moment – you can’t get that time back!

  7. Abbee says:

    Omg! I’m still sobbing. Thanks for posting

  8. Verity says:

    Glad you like it Abbee! :)

  9. Nada lord says:

    Hello do you know where I can purchase this? On a poster

  10. Lisa says:

    I have a 2 year old and he is handsome, sweet, and has a HUGE personality. He is stubborn,headstrong, and overly independent, lol. Sometimes I get so frustrated because his autonomy is a challenge for me to keep up with and to keep him safe! At night, once he is asleep I read Small and The Last Time to keep perspective and remind me that these are the moments (even the crazy ones!) to be cherished. He won’t always be glued to my side mimicking everything I do. He won’t always be giddily running away from me in a supermarket. He will always be MY baby, BUT he won’t always be a baby.

  11. Cathy says:

    My youngest son went to uni 2 days ago and now it’s just the two of us. The years have gone but there are so many happy memories. We move on to the next stage of our lives as they must. Sometimes I long for those baby years back but our kids are happy and successful each in their own unique way. It was our job to make them so and we achieved that. I’ll pass this poem on when/if one of them has a child. Thank you for sharing this. It’s very true.

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