After talking so much about how much I was looking forward to leaving work and starting my Maternity Leave I had to do a post of all the pressies and leaving gifts I was given. I was very blessed by my management team at work as was Mini Smith. Had to have some helping hands getting all this into the car last night!
Its a tradition at work that when its a momentous event my store manager will write a poem for that person and I had to share my poem below. I intend to frame it and have it in Mini Smiths room.
So your last day at —-* has dawned and Motherhood is calling you
Lets hope Baby Smith arrives on time and is not overdue
Enjoy the next few weeks Kiri – or would you like to stay?
Just for another cheque, another payday?
But guess you are excited and planned this to perfection
Awaiting your new arrival with hugs and affection
With skin so soft and a button nose
But what about that pile of washing as you hunt for babygros
I don’t think you will mind whatever task lies afore you
All your prayers were answered when you knelt at the pew
Mothers teach us to stand up for what we believe
Dads will remind you better to give than receive
Mums hold us through the night when we tremble with dear
Dads just pull a face and groan “Oh Dear”
But one things for certain both will demonstrate strength and passion
Inspiration, Courage, Integrity and whatever’s in fashion!!!
You cant have Mum and Dad show you up at the school gates.
What a lousy feeling in front of all your mates!!!!
Your newborn will grow up so fast and you will be back in store
Organising the sales floor – refreshing on consumer law
But that days a long way coming and now the time is your own
We are all looking forward to meeting baby Smith – and remarking how well they’ve grown!!
Look after yourself enjoy Motherhood
Its an amazing privilege if only everyone could
Have their own little own say I love you Mum
So whatever gender is born your Daughter or Son
Will be so so precious when all is done …..
*Had to omit where I work due to policy.