Saturday, 18 July 2009

Rainer is 6

My Sweet Prince Rainer turned 6 yesterday

This boy reminds me daily
how precious small moments are.
He reminds me that the world
has gone mad
and perhaps
he is the only sane one left.

We've poisoned our food,
medicated our drinking water,
Forced to live beyond our means,
To live with instant gratification.

You remind me to slow down,
To cook mindfully,
Live honestly, patiently,
And with simple purpose.

There are consequences
to each action,
and with each thought
there is guilt, regret and sorrow.

But you've taught me
love, perseverence and HOPE.

Our family has ventured
The Road Less Travelled,
and the walk has been hard
but very much worth it.



  1. WOW gigi, i can hardly see through my tears to type.
    YOU AMAZE ME almost daily!
    a pillar of strengh, and what every mum aspires to be.
    Rainer is SOOOO lucky to have YOU!

  2. LOVE your poem Gigi - You definitely are one of the strongest and inspiring chicks i know ;) Love ya! Charmane

  3. Wow the poem! what a inspiration you are! and what a fantastic boy/s you have!

  4. all I can say is
    YOURE A BLESSING to ALL ...........

    love ya babe!!!!


  5. Wow that is straight from the heart, a boy is so lucky to have a mother who is living life.

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  7. what an amazing mum and an inspirational woman you are, Gigi.

    Such heartfelt words brought {several} tears to my eyes.


  8. So, so true and so well said. Happy Birthday to Rainer. tam xxx

  9. You truly are amazing Gigi. Your words to Rainer are heartfelt and beautiful.

    Happy Birthday to your handsome young man.

  10. How beautiful & true your words are...hope you all enjoyed the day!

  11. Such true words Gigi and how sad that the mad world cannot slow down and see what you can see!! Amazing gifts are only given to the people with the heart and capacity to truly appreciate and love them and you are one of those people who are truly deserving :)
    Happy 6th Birthday Rainer!!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday to Rainer.

    Love what you have written - you are amazing and Rainer is so lucky to have you as his Mum. Makes me stop and think about what I am doing. You are such an inspiration to so many people - bought tears to my eyes as I read your words to Rainer.