J. T. E. C. With Love….

Jill over at Scary Mommy is having a contest to find other scary mommies. Am I a scary mommy? Well I am older than most of you so I am sure I have made the most mistakes. I have yelled, I have cried, I have threatened. I have shaken my finger and spanked a few bottoms. But I have also loved unconditionally and forgiven all teenage words and deeds as well as kissed a million boo boos. I am not only a scary mommy, I am a scary grandma too. I wrote this poem about my 4 kids  a while back but I am going to enter it into the contest because I believe it says it best.


J.T.E.C. With Love

My child… My friend… My nemesis

The love of my life

The ache in my soul


No one else can cut so deep or cause me such sorrow

No one else can make me doubt myself so completely

But no one else can touch my heart with such joy


Moments of such sweetness

Memories of times so cherished

Often overshadowed by despair


We remember it all, good and bad

Though no one remembers it the same

Time has softened the rough edges for some

But magnified the imperfections for others


Dysfunction is a word too often used

While forgiveness is hardly ever heard

Still so much to discover, about ourselves and each other


4 times the stubbornness

4 times the disagreements

4 times the hope

4 times the love

My child… My friend… My nemesis.

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Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, Writer, Voracious Reader, and so much more.
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13 Responses to J. T. E. C. With Love….

  1. ck says:

    LOVE these lines:

    “We remember it all, good and bad

    Though no one remembers it the same.”

    So true.

  2. What a beautiful poem… I am going to have to bookmark it and send it over to my mom!
    Popping by from Jill’s : )

  3. Scary Mommy says:

    I just adored that– you totally summed it all up! And quite beautifully!!

  4. I agree with ck: Those two lines are the most thoughtful and honest words I’ve read in a while.

  5. Evenshine says:

    I think everyone’s got a little scary mom inside of them…

  6. Gibby says:

    I have tears in my eyes, because this is me.

    I am so glad to know I am not alone.

  7. ymk says:

    This is so powerful, and so true.

  8. So raw, so beautiful – at the same time. Wonderful poem. I’m speechless!

  9. LisaF says:

    You win. Hands down.

  10. Hey, just giving you a head’s up–I’m sending some readers your way this weekend! :)

  11. faemom says:

    That was an awesome poem!
    I need a signed copy. ;-)

  12. Ink says:

    This is quite poignant! Lovely of you to share this, R. Thank you!

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