A Very Moving Day

As if planning the wedding

Weren’t torture enough,

I just watched them haul

Away all her stuff:

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The dresser we painted

A few years ago

Because it had lambies

And duckies, you know.

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But she’s still a kid

At least to me, because

Her mirror has stickers

Of Woody and Buzz.

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She gave up her collection

Of small figurines,

But took along her doll

And a few special things;

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Her clothing and jewelry

That she won’t need soon,

Or during the wedding

Or on the honeymoon.

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The shelf that she uses

For makeup and gear,

And papers and so forth,

And some souvenirs.

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With nearly 20 years,

There still is no way,

A mother can prepare for

Her daughter’s moving day.

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We’d already moved all her

Gifts and hope chest,

But seeing this trailer

For me was a test.

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And I failed it miserably,

As I watched the big haul,

Then repaired to my bedroom

And sat down to bawl.

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See, all of the other times

I’d welled up with tears,

We had people around—

So I hid well my fears.

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But today they were gone—

No one was home—

So I let it all out

As I cried there, alone.

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And then to my God,

My heart did look up,

And I didn’t feel nearly

So sad and shook up.

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Then I quietly resumed

My plans for the day

When my husband and I

Will give her away.

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5 Responses to A Very Moving Day

  1. Tamz says:

    Well, I’m not there yet, but a similar day
    Probably isn’t that far away.
    Though I’m not the mother, I’m just a friend,
    Reading the blog that you recently penned
    Made my eyes well up full, cause “there still is no way,
    A mother can prepare for her daughter’s moving day.”

  2. Megpie says:

    Now you’ve made me cry auntie Elsie!! 😥 happy sad tears, happy for em but sad for mommie :}

  3. It ain’t easy, is it?? Praying for you! ♥

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