A Birthmother’s Poem
The warmth you feel from the sunshine on a summer’s day;
That’s me…giving you a hug.
The breeze that brushes across your cheek as you play in the leaves;
That’s me…giving you a gentle kiss.
The butterflies in your stomach on your first day of school;
That’s me…saying “I have faith in you.”
The accelerated heart beat you feel when you bring home your first A;
That’s me…dancing with joy.
The moment of clarity after your first heart break;
That’s me…assuring you that everything will be ok.
The rain that falls upon your face as you realize that he’s the one;
That’s me…crying tears of pride.
The brief second that you can’t breathe as you stand in your wedding dress;
That’s me…gasping at how beautiful you are.
The tightening you feel in your palm during the labor of your first child;
That’s me…holding your hand.
Although you may not have seen me… I was there, watching over you.
Everyday of your life.