Colleen is the author of the poem, “Baby’s Choice,” which opened the book Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul.
The poem has also been featured by many enthusiastic moms and moms-to-be on several online forums, scrapbook sites, and baby announcement pages.
Says one expectant mom, “I would like to share my favorite poem. I have been reading a lot of pregnancy books one of them is Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul. I found this poem and I weep every time I read it or say it aloud.”
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Did you ever think, dear Mother,
As the seeds of me you sowed,
As you breathed new life inside of me
And slowly watched me grow,
In all your dreams about me
When you planned me out so well,
When you couldn’t wait to have me there
Inside your heart to dwell,
Did you ever think that maybe,
I was planning for you, too,
And choosing for my very own
A mother just like you?
A mother who smelled sweet and who
had hands so creamy white,
A tender, loving creature
Who would soothe me in the night?
Did you ever think in all those days
While you were coming due,
That as you planned a life for me
I sought a life with you?
And now as I lay in your arms,
I wonder if you knew
While you were busy making me,
I was choosing you!
By Colleen M. Story