For My Daughter. ~ Cami Krueger {Poem}

Via on Dec 9, 2013

www.team.nursing.ecu.edu

You had me grow up in an instant.

Releasing ideas of security
and of having any answers
and of knowing what to do.
The moment I saw the
pink little finish line—
the one as I crossed it,
the entirety of my smallness ended:
I was no longer alone.
No longer in need.

I was now,
the woman-child,

charged with
your needs,
carrying your security,
your comfort,
your lessons in a
small, loosely wrapped
bundle around my body.

This was the end of all I knew.
The end of all I was before.
The beginning of letting it all go.

And in this way you,

my child,
have been my greatest guru.
The only teacher I never recognized.

The only teacher I ever named.

 

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About Cami Krueger

Cami Krueger lives in Utah with her husband and their beautiful daughter. She is a lover of Truth, a dreamer of dreams, and a believer in life unfolding in perfect harmony. She is an insatiable student of life. She is endlessly curious about the workings of the Universe. She loves openly, and strives to live unapologetically. She welcomes new friends and warm, deep discussions. You can connect with her on Facebook.

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