The day is approaching
when I’ll be left
standing on the sidewalk
watching your car
become smaller and smaller
as the distance between us
Your dream has been patient
for a lifetime, it seems
It’s been eager to be set free
So I’m glad the time has come
for you to chase it
When you reach that state,
Capture it, Hold it tightly
as if it’s a new puppy
to jump out of your arms
Feel the joy I feel for you –
know how proud I am
Oh, yes, I’ll shed
in fact, the rain
for a day or two
to live your dream
knowing my love for you
stays in your heart
wherever you may travel
Lauren Scott © 2018
(To my daughter) ❤
59 thoughts on “Anticipation”
Lauren, what a beautiful poem to give your daughter on her start out in the
big world of dreams, of challenges and successes. And tears at times.
Hard for the mother and at times, scary for the young.
Thanks for your compassionate words, Miriam. She’s been local for three years since she graduated from university, but now she’s moving across country to chase her dreams. We’re so used to seeing her every day that it will be different not having that ability. But, we’re excited for her and can talk, text, or skype at any time. 🙂 That’s the benefit of technology. And when she’s settled, we’ll hop on a flight. ❤😊
Lovely, Lauren. Been there and have the shirt.
Thanks, John, and it’s nice to be in the same club with matching shirts. 🙂
Really beautiful Lauren.
Thanks so much, Nico. This poem is close to my heart. Have a blessed Monday.
This is such a beautiful gift, Lauren. I hope that you’ll keep it for your daughter. ❤
Thanks, Jill. She got teary-eyed when she read it, but she loved it. I was inspired by one thought and wrote it in ten minutes. Usually when that happens, I make changes, but I may just leave it as it is. We shall see. 🙂 💗
It’s perfect the way it is, Lauren. ❤
Thanks, Jill! 😊❤️
very heartwarming,felt that way when Holly left home to get married, couldn’t listen to “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins without bawling, I’m here for you to talk anytime
Thanks, Debbie. I know you understand and our talks are always cathartic. Love you, Seester! ❤❤❤
So know that feeling Lauren and beautifully put into words. I remember writing a similar poem for my daughter when she left for university. Hard watching them go but we will always be their mums.
Thanks, Alison, and it’s comforting to know I’m not alone in how I feel. I’m sure your daughter loved your poem, too. My daughter has been local since she graduated from uni. three years ago, so it’s going to be a culture shock not being able to see her each day. And she’s moving across country, but once she’s settled, I’ll feel better. Technology is a plus, though-so many options of communication.Even my hubby has gotten teary-eyed thinking about the day she leaves. We’ll have to plan a drive and get out of the house to distract our emotions. 🙂 💕
Yes get out into those lovely hills and scenery. 🙂
Truly beautiful poem for your daughter, Lauren, a keep sake. You will be always her loving mum, no matter what. Love and hugs across the blue XOXO
Thanks so much, Francina. It’ll be okay. She’s lived locally for 3 years since she graduated from college. So now it will be quite different having her live on the opposite side of the country. But we’ll keep in touch often and will book a flight once she’s settled. 🙂 Love and hugs from across the big pond. xoxo
Beautiful… A blessed gift from mother to daughter! ❤
Thanks so much, Bette. She got teary-eyed when she read it, but loved it. We’re happy for her and will visit her once a few months have passed and she’s settled. 💕
Thanks, Resa! I’m behind on reading blogs, so I’ll visit you soon. Have a good Monday! 🙂
That is such a moving poem. Your daughter will treasure that in years to come.
Thanks so much, Ian, and she loved it! 🙂
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Thanks again, John! I’m truly humbled by your kindness in reblogging many of my poems. Have a blessed start to your week.
You are very graciously welcome.
Lovely tribute to the love and pride with which we let go the most precious parts of our lives Lauren! With moist eyes we look at the horizon they choose for themselves, and watch them fly…unforgettable moments of delight and angst! My blessings and best wishes for your daughter dear friend.
Thanks, Balroop, and you said it well. She graduated from college three years ago but has lived locally. So it’ll be different not being about to see her often. But with technology, we can communicate in many ways. And once she’s settled, we’ll fly across country to visit. 🙂 Thanks for your wishes, too. ❤
Open and loving.
Thanks, Ben. She got teary-eyed when she read it, but loved it. It’s exciting for her and we’ll hop on a flight once some time has passed and she’s settled.
Further anticipation in store than. 🙂
Definitely, but if I just keep my emotions under control, it’s rather exciting for my daughter. 🙂
Absolutely beautiful and so heartfelt!❤
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Richa! All emotional, exciting, and tough times for parents. 🙂 💗
Lauren, a beautiful poem/gift for your daughter and one she will treasure and keep close to her heart. You echo exactly what my feelings and thoughts will be this time next year as my son leaves for university … a momentous day for us both and filled with emotion. Her love for you will forever be in her heart too – an unbreakable bond!❤️
Thanks, Annika, and welcome to the club! 🙂 She has been local since she graduated from college 3 years ago. So it’ll be a shock to our system with her living across country. But she’s chasing her dream and I’m optimistic she’ll catch it and embrace it. That’s what we have to do, right? Raise them to the best of our ability-provide a solid foundation of love, encouragement, and support. Then watch them fly and pave their own paths. And yes, we have an unbreakable bond for which I am truly grateful. I offer best wishes to you when your son leaves, too. And have the tissue nearby. 🙂 Love and hugs!💕
❤ Beautiful words and energy, Lauren, wrapping around you and your daughter. ❤
Thanks so much, Jane. I appreciate them very much. It’s all so exciting and emotional at the same time. Hugs, my friend…❤❤❤
Yes, I remember it with Emily, like it was yesterday. A new chapter…. ❤ xXx ❤ hugs for you, my lovely ❤
It’s difficult to let go, but at least these days there are many ways to stay in touch that weren’t around when we were young.
You’re right on both accounts, Binky. Technology is beneficial in these cases, for sure. Thanks for your good points!
What a beautiful, heartfelt poem, Lauren. I can resonate, remembering when the nest here became empty. Thank heavens for modern technology to keep us all close! Will be thinking of you when that day arrives, though….😍💕
Thanks, Betty, and technology will definitely come in handy in this case. I don’t think our nest will be empty for another year or so. 🙂 But that’s okay. I continue to embrace the higher utility bills. 😀 And you may hear from me around that time. It’s all good, though, and exciting for her. Hugs!💗😊
I’ll be here for you! ❤️❤️😊
Thanks, my friend! ❤️💚💙💜
A parent’s love is fathomless.
Your words sing with such poignancy, and reaches the core, Lauren. So beautiful and something that any child will treasure.
Happy for you . Happy for your daughter.
Thanks so much for your beautiful comment, Eric. I (and my husband) are so happy for her, but every now and then we get emotional, thinking about her living across the country. We’re so used to seeing her every day, so we’ll miss her very much. I couldn’t get to sleep last night just thinking about her moving. I’m a mess! And yet, I’m excited for her. It’s a mishmash of emotions. 🙂 But, in the end, it’s all good. Happy Weekend!
So sweet 💙
Thanks, Iris. She’s leaving on the 26th, so we’re counting down the days. Very exciting for her, but we’ll miss her so much. 💗
I can imagine! 😄 Wish her the best of luck and fun! 💙
I will, thanks! Have a great day! 💜💙🧡💗
Such a beautiful tribute, Lauren! It must be hard to see her go but like you said, technology will keep you in touch with her in so many different ways. Love the line about the new puppy wiggling excitedly out of one’s arms – I know exactly how that feels.
Wishing your daughter all the best for making her dream come true! Xoxo ❤
Wonderful poem to your daughter Lauren.. Its hard when we say goodbye as our children spread their wings and fly the nest… All we can do is wish them well with their dreams, in the knowledge we did our best to teach them how to flap their wings.. ❤
Thanks so much, Sue, and I couldn’t agree more with you. But I’m having my 2-minute emotional moments now and then. She’s leaving this Sunday. Ahhh! Will I survive??We have such a good relationship; it’s shifted into a wonderful friendship and I’ll miss her. But, I’m excited also that she’s pursuing her dream. And we’ll visit down the road once she’s settled and established. Sigh…💕
I so remember that feeling when both mine left home.. More so my daughter.. My son didn’t leave until he was mid thirties, and I almost packed his bags for him.. LOL.. kidding… lol… hehe… Dreams are important.. May she keep following them.. ❤
It must be something about daughters…and thanks for the smiles about your son. 🙂 Mine is home now after college grad. but he’s working full-time for awhile until he has enough money saved up for his next chapter-either in DC or LA. You’re right, dreams are important and we’re so proud of her. And now we have a trip planned in the spring! Big hugs to you! ❤❤
Brilliant, something to look forward to.. ❤