Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

“Mom, Let Go” – A Poem About My Boy

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Because sometimes milestones can be equally joy-filled and heart-breaking.

“Mom, let go.”

 *

Three small words

A punch to the gut

Tears behind sunglasses

Broken heart

 *

Black bicycle seat

Released from my grasp

Unfettered boy

Riding free

 *

Simple mastery of

Two-wheels

But to me

It is more

*

He can do it

On his own

Reliance on me

Ever decreasing

 *

A mama’s pride

 Mingled with loss

Most heart-wrenching

Mix of emotions

 *

Down the path

He pedals alone

Grinning, bursting with

Joy of independence

 *

Bless that boy

Father I pray

And comfort the mama

Who let go

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Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

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