Monday, May 25, 2009

Sometimes I Wish.

Sometimes I wish for the time where I was just another kid in high school.
Sometimes I wish for the time when I was just another newlywed wife on the street.
But then I'd be giving up who I am now and all those people I've gotten to know and help and learn from in this last year.

Sometimes I wish for the days when Mommy's kiss made everything better.
Sometimes I wish for when a band-aid took all pains away,
But then I'd be giving up the experience and the biggest times of growth of my life.

Sometimes I wish for the late nights spent laughing with my friends.
Sometimes I wish for the early mornings I used to go rollerblading with my mother before school.
But then I'd be giving up the midnight feedings and the happy "git morgen Mommy!" I get every day.

Sometimes I wish for the man who used to take me on dates when we were engaged.
Sometimes I wish for the man who came home only to me.
But then I'd be giving up the man who proudly gives piggyback rides and mushy kisses to our kids.

Sometimes I wish for the days when I'd leave my bed unmade cos no one noticed.
Sometimes I wish for the days when I'd clean the house and it'd stay that way.
But then I'd be giving up on happy faces smeared with sticky lollipop goop and floors scattered with beloved toys.

Sometimes I wish for the easy black and white, right and wrong of my childhood.
Sometimes I wish for the shades of grey of my political teenage years.
But then I'd be giving up the world of primary colors and rainbows I live in now.

Sometimes I may wish but I never forget what I already have.

12 comments:

itsagift said...

Wow - beautifully put!

little sheep said...

that's beautiful...and sad...and happy...and...and...and...i can't find the words...

Anonymous said...

ditto to all!

nmf #7 said...

Beautiful and wonderful- so exactly right!

Zeeskeit said...

Thx Tzipi!

Like I said it's the quality - not the quantity - that count!

Beautiful thought - well written, and SOOOO true....thx for the inspiration...I needed that!

tembow said...

beautiful! and i love the pic :)

Anonymous said...

omg, thank you so much for writing this post!!!!! i was going through a tough spot today, and was thinkin about the good ol' single days, and then i decided to check back here for the first time in a loooong time!!! i could've written it, and it really cheered me up! THANKS! lol, Hashem sure works in mysterious ways...

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Beautiful!
Truly Beautiful!

and that's cute you went rollerblading with your mother. My mother hasn't tried a pair, but she does ride her bike while I rollerblade.

shira0809 said...

amen my sista! you speak to jewish mothers everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Wow, very well written, I really really like it. I was actually just upset about something, and this was the perfect thing to read, it got me thinking in a whole different perspective. Nice pic. you should have a lot of Nachas from them!

Nechama said...

very inspiring! it's amazing how much we have to be grateful for, but just take for granted. thank you

shifra said...

wow..just wow..not much else to say to something as amazing and beautiful as that..WOW