Dear Mummy and Daddy,
No matter what happens between us, during my childhood I will love you unconditionally.
You are my guide, my support, my lifetime anchor…
for whatever becomes of me depends on our time together.
From you I will learn what love is. I will learn to be confident or shy, giving or selfish, loving or cruel.
I will learn what is right and wrong, who I should respect and whether I should love and respect myself.
As I come into this world, into your tender care, I am a pure, clean sponge. I will soak up every look, every touch, every thought, every word, every feeling and they will mould me into the person that I will become.
So in the days, weeks, months and years ahead – please remember that – every thought, feeling, word, touch, and look… I will absorb.
If you treat me with love, caring, respect, tolerance, forgiveness and understanding – even when I do things wrong – then I will grow up into a kind, considerate, confident, loving, responsible, happy child and adult.
But if you treat me with intolerance, uncaring, harshness, words of anger and neglect…
I will be… sad.
Trina Graves – 22nd December 1997
About This Poem
This was my first poem, apart from the words I wrote in 1993 (see: About This Blog). I wrote it the day my first grandchild was born on 22nd December 1997. I sat to write some words for the congratulations card to my son and his girlfriend, but instead these words just flowed out. I never gave it to them, but just filed it away!
Back then I had not heard of the Law Of Attraction, so I was amazed many years later when I pulled it out and found I had been writing about it so long before. Also, in the past few years I have been reading the work of people like scientist Bruce Lipton who now teach that children do indeed absorb everything, with no filters, for the first six years.
Update October 2019
This poem written on the day my first granddaughter (Jessica) was born, almost 22 years ago, now flows with a wonderful synchronicity: Jessica is now at University training to become a midwife!
Jessica also knows of the Law Of Attraction, and is interested in all things Spiritual! She has a beautiful personality, full of compassion and caring, so I know she will make an amazing midwife one day.
The cycle of life in a letter!
I received the inspiration and wrote the letter on the day of her birth – the words were very meaningful for both of our lives, and her parents – and now as an adult, she is aiming to be delivering newborns into the world! And I’m sure will be bringing her ‘Light’ to all those whose life she ‘touches.’