Eyes and Independence
Every Tuesday for 5 years our 'Mum's group' got together
Ours was of course the 'best group' and our bonds would last forever
Some of us were 'older mums', some of us were 'young'
and the wisdom of all ages created such diversity among
The unknown ahead, the baby rules we required
got us thinking and sharing and positively inspired
We had ‘Mums’ from interstate, local town and overseas
Without extended family, one another responded to our pleas
Everyone looked forward to our Tuesday in the park
The next Tuesday at someone’s home,
The next – creating a landmark
Birthdays were celebrated together as a group
Invitations were not necessary as we were all in the loop
We had our list of names and numbers to check on now and then
If we did not turn up on Tuesday, concerned others would ask ‘when’
Some of us suffered PND, sleep deprivation or pure exhaustion,
some were so relaxed and ‘natural’, we questioned their milk portion?
When the time came and our 'first ones' started school
Things changed somewhat with sadness, moving on seemed cruel
There were some lucky families who were graced with more than one
But others returned to a working life, supporting their partners, daughter or son
Life has changed for all of us – most ‘children’ now seventeen
Our fond memories of ‘mum’s group’ - laughter, friendships and caffeine
There has been loss within our group, due to things beyond control
We have been there for each other, in or out the cubbyhole
The bonds our kids developed in those early days
may not all be remembered
But the strength in those that have remained will not ever be severed
The experiences, the photos, all trigger a special time
of our lives in ‘Mum’s Group’ growing, playing, reading and rhyme.
Kerri Weaver is a passionate and caring service provider. She loves sharing her knowledge and skills to supporting those with vision impairment and additional disabilities. Kerri has worked in the field of disability for over 30 years. Her experience includes working in Tonga with a specialist team on multiple occasions.
In growth, through play, and when reading, we learn...
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