Spoken as if from the heart of every mother 🙂
From the second that I found out that I was cradling you in my womb, I’d have given my life for you. I could feel you grow, feel you move and feel you kick. The sound of your heartbeat was the most perfect sound I had ever heard. Our bond grew every day. My hand instinctively rested on my belly to protect you, as I counted down the days until I could hold you in my arms. Even through the unspeakable pain of labour, my only concern was your safety. Then you arrived and were more beautiful and perfect than I could have ever imagined. And I finally knew what love was, unconditional love. It was a love so strong that it overwhelmed me. There was nothing I would not do for you, you were my first priority, my reason for being, my child. You still continue to grow, but those feelings do not fade. So please understand that I will worry, at times you will think me over protective and expect me to realise you are ‘growing up’. Because no matter how big you grow, I will always see my child, my baby, my instinct will always be to protect you, and I will always love you more than you will ever know. Because I am your mum and you will always be my child.
~~~ Read it on an FB parenting page and didn’t want to loose it, so sharing…
“A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after–oh, that’ s love by a different name.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible