The Reunion


The Reunion

Down the platform I saw him there,

His face unsure, a focused stare.

As he walks along in daddy’s step,

Not knowing his own reaction yet.

But then as if it comes to him,

His pace it quickens, his face a grin.

And then he’s running his arms out wide,

No longer able to cover and hide,

The delight in mummy’s return from away,

For him it’s been a long few days.

As they reach and envelope one another,

Mummy’s heart it beats, a flutter.

And did she see across his eyes?

The glint of a tear, happiness inside,

As his arms lock firm and really tight,

There is a squeeze full of his tiny might.

They separate and smile together,

Beaming joy of a love forever.

And as his warm little hand slips into mine,

I pin to my heart this moment in time.


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  1. Handstitched Mum May 9, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Hi, I enjoy reading your prose and poetry. :-) thanks for sharing.

    FYI, I think the title of your blog is set wrong as the emails always come from “The Puffin Diaires”. The website looks fine though?

  2. Suzanne May 9, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    Ah this is so beautiful Sarah. What a lovely moment to capture in prose :) x

  3. Dragonsflypoppy May 9, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Wonderful, I love it. It’s so evocative of times when my little people have run to me like that. Just gorgeous xx Hope you are feeling better this week xx

    • thepuffindiaries May 9, 2013 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you, it was a special moment for us both, and yes I’m on the up. xx

  4. Verily Victoria Vocalises May 9, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    This brought tears of joy to my eyes and lots of goosebumps. This is one of my – if not THE – favourite this week. I particularly enjoyed the line ‘beaming joy of a love forever’ – totally captures a parent/child relationship. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought this week Sarah, hope you are feeling much better xxx

    • thepuffindiaries May 9, 2013 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much. I was just pleased to have written something more cheerful. IO am a bit brighter thanks. xx

  5. Judith May 9, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    So lovely! How wonderful, that moment of seeing each other again. Very very heartwarming. When my two year old had his first sleepover, I came to pick him up in the morning and the look on his face was just amazing: the joy that I had returned dawning all over, beaming smile. “Oh Mummy! It’s Mummy! Lovely mummy!” And then he came over and gave me kisses. Almost worth being apart just to be reunited. Almost.

    • thepuffindiaries May 9, 2013 / 8:31 pm

      It is wonderful isn’t it, when they are so happy to see you. Thanks for reading. x

  6. Sarah MumofThree World May 9, 2013 / 8:55 pm

    It’s so lovely, brought a little tear to my eye! Is this your return home from the London marathon? X

    • thepuffindiaries May 9, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      No I went to visit my dad last week so it was that return, the other was at an after school club so this was little Tink. Thank you as well. x

  7. Helen Braid May 9, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    How beautiful and uplifting. Nothing can beat your own child running towards you arms flung wide x

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