Eighteen Years Ago

Eighteen years ago today I became a mother for the first time.  It seems just like yesterday that I held my first born in my arms, gazed into his eyes, and wondered if I really had what it takes to become a mother.  I am proud of the decisions he has made and the caring, kind, considerate, and fun young man that he’s become.  Today, in celebration of his accomplishments, I decided to post the poem that I wrote to him soon after his arrival. Enjoy!


As I carried you in my womb
Feeling your kicks and rolls;
As I felt you stretch your limbs,
I fell in love with you.

As I read, talked and sang to you —
Telling you about the outside world
And all the things we’d do together,
I fell in love with you.

As I dreamt of your birth day —
What gender you would be —
And if you’d look like dad or me,
I fell in love with you.

As the amniotic sack burst
And my uterine muscles told you
That your birth day had arrived,
My heart burst with my love for you.

As I hold you in my arms,
Looking into your perfect sleeping face,
And study your perfect hands and feet,
My heart overflows with love for you!


4 thoughts on “Eighteen Years Ago

  1. Sue, What a beautiful, beautiful photo and poem! And such a precious memorial to your son and yourself at becoming a first-time mother. This sounds like it could be a picture book! :o) Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you and your family enjoy the Christmas season!
    Love, Kathy


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