You were born in February in the late afternoon

just as the sun was setting.

You were now on the path to your future, but for

now my bundle of joy.

They placed you in a bassinet, a heat lamp keeping you warm.

You placed your hands behind your head and surveyed your new world.

All were amazed at your action and snapped photos of your feat.

You were on the path to your future, but for now my bundle of joy.

The first time I held you in my arms and close to my beating heart

I knew the love of a mother was instant from the start.

You had big brown eyes, long delicate fingers and a dark haired

widows peek.

You had the scent of a new born babe that made my heart fill with joy

and my eyes with tears of happiness.

You were on the road to your future, but for now my bundle of joy.

As you grew, and too quickly I might add, you made us proud and

happy to be your mom and dad.

You are curious, smart and athletic with a kind and gentle heart.

With big brown eyes, long and delicate fingers and a dark haired

widows peek.

You are on the path to your future, but for now my bundle of joy.


By: Patricia Salamone



  1. Ah, this ache of love we feel as a parent for our child, newly born or growing: this precious child, ours for now to cherish and nurture but with his or her own path to find and follow. You’ve captured it perfectly, Pat. ‘Following Your Own Path’ is a wonderful poem.

    Fond regards,


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  2. Beautiful photo and eloquent expression of a mother’s and grandmother’s love. Your lovely poem reminds me of Gibran’s words. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself…. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow…”

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  3. We have two such blessings…
    But this verse reminds me of our ‘gentle giant’ –

    PS we are only as young as our minds allow us to be! – may you be forever young. I’m about 15 years your junior. – but with the right love in life…it seems like my old soul has a young heart 😉

    Thanks for your visits. I’ve been a tad distracted by trying to get in 100 miles this month. So I’m a little late on return visits.

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  4. Hi,
    I read this and thought about my own life and words that someone very close to me told me my father said about me. He said, he knew I would achieve whatever I wanted to achieve. That has coloured my life expectations and given me courage to continue on.
    Thank you for the poem. It was a reminder of what in within me.
    Shalom aleichem,

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