So Big: A Happy Fourth Birthday

 

We are so proud: Two Peds in a Pod® turns four years old today and our colleague, pediatrician Dr. Robert Sasson, wrote a sweet poem for us to share with our readers. Thank you, Dr. Bob!

 

Transition to Parenthood

 Her fingers stroked her glistening stretched skin


A kick…and yet another… her baby calling

 A wondrous Soul has chosen her

 

 


To partake in this Divine right of passage

 A smile…a glint of Joy

 

 


Rises from deep within

 

 


A boy…perhaps a girl

 So many emotions

 

 


Excitement. Anticipation.

 

 


Moments of anxiety…uncertainty…fear

 So many choices

 

 


Stay at home…return to work

 

 


Breast or bottle

 

 


Clothes…diapers…daycare

 Unexplored territory…

 

 


Challenges that may at times seem insurmountable

 Arm yourselves with knowledge

 

 


For in knowledge there is power

                                        Gird yourselves with courage

 

 


For a unified heart is the soil 

 

 


For your baby’s nourishment

 Strengthen your shared purpose for

 

 


You will find yourselves on rocky ground

When in conflict

 

 


Seek not to find your partner’s weakness

 

 


Return always to a place of Love

 

 


And seek first to understand

 For when your baby looks up and smiles at you

 

 


You will know the beauty of her Soul

 

 


Because she is yours and you are hers

 

 


Bonded together for Eternity

 Love her…squeeze her…comfort her

 Give her the proverbial

 

 


“Roots to grow and wings to fly”

 This you must always remember!

 

Bob Sasson, MD
Dr. Sasson’s collection of poetry and photographs Visions of Thought can be found at www.authorhouse.com

©2013 Two Peds in a Pod®

 

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  • Reply Renzo's Mommy July 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Happy 4th Birthday!! I read all of your articles – even when they don’t apply to us yet!! 🙂
    We’re in Rome, Italy right now seeing so many breath taking things but Dr. Sasson’s poem just moved me more than anything I’ve seen all week. Beautiful.

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