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A MOTHER'S LOVE

 

 

A baby! What a remarkable creation…I remember our first night together…how I could not help but stare…thinking how…only a day ago…he wasn’t even there.

 

Thinking back on how…exactly…this moment came to be…wondering how something so beautiful…began his life inside of me.

 

Asking myself as I held him…looking down on him from up above…is it possible…is it even conceivable…to so quickly fall in love?

 

When I felt the softness of his skin…the roundness of his head…his ears…his nose…his mouth…I had to stop myself from weeping…as…for the first time in both our lives…I watched my baby sleeping.

 

I remember thinking to myself…is there anything more beautiful…more heavenly…more innocent…more sweet…and then he moved his little hands…and kicked his little feet.

 

I put my hand upon his chest to calm him…and there I let it linger…soon his entire baby hand had found its way around my little finger.

 

And as he held on to my finger…I found myself hoping he’d never let it go…wishing this moment could last forever…yet…knowing he will grow…

 

Knowing I will do my best to keep him safe from sorrow and from harm…

Knowing there will come a day…when I can no longer hold him in my arms.

 

But I was not sad or worried at that moment…as I held him and stared at him from up above…because…as inconceivable as it sounds…at that moment…I understood a mother’s love…

 

I understood it on the day he was born…yes…even way back then…

how each day…

as he grows a little older…

I will fall in love…again.

 
 
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A MOTHER'S LULLABY

She sang just above a whisper…her sleeping baby on her thigh

having already succumbed to the enchantment of her mother’s lullaby.

 

The mother nodded when we stopped to listen before moving along

Then smiled at her baby and continued with her song.

 

The street was a buzz of people…a briskly moving throng.

Everyone too busy…too preoccupied…to hear this mother’s song.

 

But we felt privileged…

we felt honored we were there to spy

one of the greatest gifts we can witness in life…

a mother’s lullaby.

 

TWO HEARTS IN HARMONY

When you were born you were so tiny.

I was already taken with your charms.

We both began to cry until they put you in my arms.

 

I think I know what made us stop.

It was easy for me to see.

We both could hear the music of two hearts in harmony.

 

When you were born you couldn’t talk…but to my surprise

You seemed to say so much to me…when I looked into your eyes.

 

When you were born you couldn’t walk.

You didn’t have a clue…

but that didn’t matter because anywhere we went…I would carry you.

 

When you grew up…began walking on your own

I was there to guide you

and as you became more independent…I was proud to walk beside you

 

When you grew up…you didn’t stop talking

but, to my surprise

I still found so much meaning…when I looked into your eyes.

 

Even now, when you’re upset

If I hold you close to me

We both calm down when we feel…two hearts in harmony.

 

And after all these years and all life’s changes

I’m still just as taken with your charms…

as I was the day when you were born

the day they put you in my arms.

 

As I was the day you began to crawl…

the day you began to walk…

The day you smiled at me with your eyes…

the day you began to talk…

 

And even though we’re not as together

as we once used to be

In quiet moments I still feel it…

don’t you?

 

two hearts in harmony.


MOM'S INNER VOICE

When she wondered if she had ever seen anything as beautiful as her baby

a voice inside her answered

Never

and when she wondered how long this feeling of love would last

that same voice whispered

 

forever.