Dearest D and D,
I don’t remember when I took
My place in my mother’s womb.
I have no recollection of how
I grew there, took on the human form,
Getting used to it, day after day.
My childhood and adolescence
Are a blur, as well, of memories
I’d cherish forever, and some
I’d rather forget; Of dreams
Fulfilled and Unfulfilled.
The only vivid memory I have
Is of the day I found out
That two pieces of my heart
Had set out to make a cozy nest
In my womb, only to leave it again,
To find their way into my arms,
And right back into my heart.
I promise that I will treasure all memories
Made since that day – how you grew in my womb,
Took on the human form, and perfected it
Beyond the realm of my imagination,
Day after day.
I will preserve memories of your
Childhood, adolescence, youth –
Of every moment since that blessed day,
When two pieces of my heart
Made their way into my arms
And right back into my grateful heart.
I recently wrote this poem for my kids and decided to share it with some of the beautiful mothers around me. You know why? I did it because in running around our kids, getting anxious about their health, safety and comfort, mothers often forget to sit down, look into their hearts and express their unconditional, undying love for their kids through words, not tears or a hopeless smile.
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