The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
I no longer remember the pain.
I only remember your sweet little face.
Seeing you for the first time, swaddled in a blanket patterned with tiny footprints,
A tiny little knit hat on your head.
Tears fell from my eyes at the sight of you.
A little miracle of life.
Your daddy laid you on my chest for the very first time.
I loved you from the moment I knew you were there.
Before then, the emptiness I had inside,
Was always where you were meant to be.
Slowly, with the days and then the years that passed,
You have gained your own identity.
Still, everything you do is filled with innocence,
Even the mischief.
Constantly seeking reassurance and guidance
You have grown to your own little personality.
No one brings me joy like you do.
So, when you wish me a Happy Day today,
I want you to know that,
The sound of your voice,
the feel of your hug,
and the love in your heart,
Make me happy not, just today, but every single day,
Now and forever.
If I had a single flower for every time I think about you,
I could walk forever in my garden.
~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi
A Very Happy Mother’s Day to All My Mommy Friends!