A wake-up call

A mum wakes in the middle of the night

Away from home

She glances around and sees her family

Husband and 3 slumbering babes

She sighs contentedly

And then it comes

She wakes up properly

Her husband dives out of bed

Two boys look bleary-eyed


A rush

A recognition that this moment has been long practised for

It needs to be seconds ideally

It takes precious minutes

Mum seizes her sleeping daughter

Throws her over her shoulder

And they run

A door is kicked down

They find themselves freezing on grass

And finally they wake up to just how precious life is

And they will remember


Linking up with Wednesday Words for the first time


Musings Of A Tired Mummy

Originally posted 2013-11-28 15:56:05.

Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.


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