Join Date: Dec 2002
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Hey you mamas looking at me
my baby snug in my Ellaroo
nursing in a Maya
riding high in a mei tai
hugging me, loving me, moving with me
are you feeling amazed that I have hands free?
I'm walking wrapped in beautiful fabric with my baby on display
are you wishing you had these tools?
I have the tools
I have the knowledge
I carry my baby
can my baby breathe in there? does he have legs? can't he walk?
why yes he can breathe... in fact he can feel the warm beating of my heart
like when I carried him for nine months in my body
are you wishing you had a baby to hold so close?
are you remembering when your children were so small?
did you hold them as close as you could for as long as you could?
are you wishing to be close to a baby like I am close to mine?
legs can walk and legs can run
see me keep my baby close and safe
are you worried because you value independence?
are you nervous because your parenting is different?
do the words of others keep you from picking up that baby, holding her close while she lets you, while she cries out to be held?
I carry my baby
I carry my boy
you see me and you wonder
I will share my tools
I will share my knowledge
you look at me with amazement because in your heart you know I have something special.
ask me your odd questions... show me your skeptical resistance... let me help you come to where I am, know what I know
parenting is hard, mamas
see me and learn from my learning
let my heart connect to your heart
I am proud to carry my baby
carrying the future child by child
with love and compassion for my journey and the journeys of others