A Poem For My Son (The Ordinary Moments)

A Poem For My Son (The Ordinary Moments)

Welcome back to The Ordinary Moments, a photo adventure which celebrates those very special moments – or the very ordinary.

This week I have written a poem to my beautiful boy Shivam, who is celebrating his ninth birthday today. It  brought tears to my eyes as I was writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it.A Poem For Shivam - Shivam fast asleep

Dear Shivam, today you’re nine,

I can’t believe how much you’ve grown.

How fast have the years gone?

How quickly has time flown?


You were such a good baby,

so quiet and zen.

You gave us no trouble,

you were so calm back then.


I miss your crazy curls

and that sweet lazy smile.

Can we rewind and go back

even just for a while?


You were so defenceless,

I’d cradle you in my lap.

I’d watch you silently

when you went down for your nap.


You’re a big boy now,

no more cuddles with Mummy.

I used to be able to reach over

and just tickle your tummy.


That look of devotion,

you’d hang on to my every word.

That innocent giggle,

the best sound I’d ever heard.


I miss your little ways,

you’d slip your hand in to mine.

It’s rare for you to do it now

because of course you’re nine!


You remind me every day

that you’re a baby no more.

Only a mum can understand

how that cuts to the core.


Just every now and then,

give me a hug and a kiss.

Because my darling son,

that’s the part that I miss.


I held you in my arms

and promised to be there.

No one can ever hurt you,

no one could ever dare.


Every promise, every word,

I vow to fulfil.

Because whether you like it or not,

you’re my baby boy still.

A Poem For Shivam - Sleeping as a baby

A Poem For Shivam - Shivam dressed up for the winter

A Poem For Shivam - Shivam just about sitting up

A Poem For Shivam - Shivam and his cheeky smile

A Poem For Shivam - Shivam on a slide

A Poem For Shivam - Shivam dressed up in a tux

Living Arrows - Shivam cheers as he finishes the maze

A Poem For Shivam - Me and Shivam on his first birthday

Autumn Walks - Maple Treeway

Check out some more of our special moments.

I also wrote an emotional letter to my daughter, which you may enjoy reading.



  1. Amanda
    November 25, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    That is a beautiful poem!!

    • Rosie
      November 27, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Amanda x

  2. stickymudandbellylaughs
    November 25, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Oh what a beautiful poem! I hope that Shivam had the best birthday ever!

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Hope you have had a lovely weekend. x

    • Rosie
      November 27, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much. He had a lovely birthday x

  3. November 28, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Oh those photos were beautiful – he was such a gorgeous baby! I hope he had a wonderful birthday x

    • Rosie
      November 28, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Donna. He had a lovely birthday x

  4. November 28, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Oh wow! This is so lovely and really touched my heart. I tell my children that even when they are my age they will still be my babies!! The photos are gorgeous too…such a cute baby and he’s grown into such a handsome little man! #TriumphantTales

    • Rosie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes they will always be babies to us x

  5. November 28, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    What a beautiful poem. It captures what mommies feel when they’re kids are growing up. #DreamTeam

    • Rosie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Aw thank you x

  6. November 30, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Oh my goodness that brought tears to my eyes. As only a mom can understand, I felt every word and thought of my own two boys. They are growing so fast. My oldest just turned 17 and my youngest will be 12 at the end of December. This is a beautiful poem to describe every mother’s thoughts on their children getting older. Just beautiful! #AnythingGoes

    • Rosie
      November 30, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Michelle. Its crazy isn’t it when they get so big so fast? Thank you for reading x

  7. December 2, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Oh how cute was he as a baby!? I can only imagine how you’re feeling. I know the thought of Ben being three next year is just crazy as he’s growing up so fast already, I hope he had an amazing birthday! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • Rosie
      December 3, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you. Yes time flies so fast. Three seems so little yet I bet you feel you blinked and years flew by x

  8. December 3, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    That made me cry! So lovely and I feel just the same. Thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeam

    • Rosie
      December 3, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much Kirsty xx

  9. Tracey Carr
    December 3, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and you’re making me a bit emotional now! My daughter is 4 and every day I almost feel like I can see her growing and changing right in front of my eyes. And it makes me feel sad inside. If only we could make time stand still! #triumphanttales

    • Rosie
      December 4, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Yes it’s not fair how fast time flies. I want to rewind back to them as babies every day x

    • Rosie
      December 7, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Yes I didn’t know I could ever feel this sad about something but time stops for no man. I just look back at old pictures of when they were little to had on to that feeling a little longer x

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.