Saturday, 13 November 2010
Ode to a rocking chair
You embraced us both in your rocking rhythm,
You supported my aching back,
You heard me crying - and sympathised,
And lulled my baby to sleep.
My baby was fretful and cried in pain,
Waves of misery crashed through the night.
You saw my despair - and held us tight,
And rocked my baby to sleep.
You witnessed his first confident smile,
His gurgles and cheeky grins,
You saw my delight - and quietly sang,
And danced my baby to sleep.
Every time I sit in my nursing chair with Eddie in my arms, I feel like this has been the best purchase ever. It truly saved my sanity and my aching back for many nights of feeding, with a baby wailing because of colics. We rocked and we rocked and we rocked.